About - Harvesting Daylight (Energy Conservation Office)
Spring 2019 - ABT 212
When implemented correctly, daylight harvesting can save a significant amount of energy by reducing the need for artificial lighting. This project seeks to determine the potential savings associated with daylight harvesting on the UC Davis campus. After measuring illuminance data in Meyer Hall, a model was created to estimate the savings from implementing a daylight harvesting system. The model showed that for large rooms, energy savings can be as much as $33/year while small room may only save $3/year as a results of daylight harvesting. In addition, a test run was completed with the existing daylighting system, which was found to not be functioning correctly.