10 minutes of your time: Survey on the role of daylighting in sus tainable design

Dear colleague,

You are invited to participate in an online survey on the role of daylighting in sustainable building design practice. The survey is carried out as part of an international effort led by the National Research Council Canada (NRC) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to develop a new online design guide that will help design practitioners with an interest in daylighting and sustainable design to effectively implement daylighting within their projects. The survey is administered by the NRC and will be opened until July 8th 2005. The outcome of the survey will be used to:

* understand which daylight performance indicators, rules-of-thumb, and design tools practitioners are currently using to integrate daylighting

* to identify the additional information needed by design practitioners with an interest in daylighting, beyond what is in the current generation of design guides

* to propose content and format for a daylighting design guide that addresses these needs.

We would like you to fill out the following online questionnaire according to your daylighting design experience. Please respond to all of the items as openly and honestly as possible. There are no right or wrong answers; it is only your opinions that are important.

If you are interested in participating in this survey, please go to http://irc.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/ie/lighting/daylight/docs/OriginalSurveyInvitation.html . Thank you in advance for your participation.

Should you have any concerns, questions or suggestions, please contact Dr. Christoph Reinhart at <mailto:[email protected]> [email protected] or +1(613)993 9703.

We would appreciate it if you circulated this invitation within your company/department as the success of this initiative clearly depends on the number of participating design professionals.

Christoph Reinhart, Ph.D.
Associate Research Officer National Research Council Canada Institute for Research in Construction
Adjunct Professor McGill University School of Architecture
1200 Montreal Road M-24, Ottawa Ontario K1A 0R6, Canada
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