Indoor Environmental Quality - Credit 8.1

Daylight and Views - Daylight (1 points)

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The intent of these credits is to provide for the building occupants a connection between indoor spaces and the outdoors through the introduction of daylight and views into the regularly occupied areas of the building. The strategy is to design the building to maximize interior daylighting and views to the outdoors through building orientation, shallow floor plates and increased building perimeter. Concrete floor systems can span large distances with shallow floor plates and column free spaces to help achieve these credits. You can also use exposed concrete ceilings to reflect light deep into interior spaces. Credit 8.1 is worth I point if 75% of the space has daylight and Credit 8.2 is worth I point if 90% of the space has views to the outdoors.

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