Different kind of technology introduce and employ to lessen energy institution in building especially on artificial lighting aspect while the sun have been the prime source of lighting on earth from the beginning. Solar shading and glare control are common issue in dealing with daylight. It is part of design consideration not to be overlooked. A good design of daylight will consequently resulted in energy savings and good performance of the building occupant.
Education building are another type of building that received the attention of ergonomics and where the contribution of daylight could be verifiable demonstrated. Architects and lighting ergonomics have taken a keen interest in the learning environment, particularly in the way students are affected by the natural and electric lighting conditions under which they study. The architecture of school buildings can shape the effectiveness way of teaching and learning.
In other words daylight plays significant role on our health and performance in our daily routine. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a commonly known effect of inadequate light received by our body. ” It can be described as an emotional disorder characterized by drastic mood swings,lowered energy, and depression” (Mohamed Bouzouki, 2008). Hence, daylight is a factor that must be incorporated to educational building design to ensure the performance in lecturers and students. Keywords : Daylight, solar shading, glare control