ASSESMENT OF DAYLIGHTING PERFORMANCES OF CLASSROOMS: A CASE STUDY IN KIRKLARELI UNIVERSITY, TURKEY
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This study was conducted to evaluate the daylighting performances of classrooms. For this study, a classroom in Kayali Campus and two classrooms in Kavakli Campus of Kirklareli University have been selected. In these buildings, the illuminance levels have been measured and standards and design rules have been investigated. Modelling in the Velux Daylight Visualiar simulation program, the classrooms have been evaluated in terms of daylighting parameters. Consequently, window properties that can provide better natural lighting in the classroom have been identified. According to the measurements and the results of the simulation, daylight illuminance levels in these environments has been found to vary by directions. The buildings' orientation, the window openings on the facade of buildings and the shading elements should be designed at the point of the natural lighting idea by expert designers in the field.