The CIRS building utilizes windows in order to take full advantage of daylight illumination, providing 100 per cent of the building lighting during the day.

We compared the lighting between the atrium in the CIRS building and an artificially lit room in the Forestry building, using a white wall in each room to demonstrate how the light is distributed. CIRS being the picture on the left and the artificial room is the picture on the right. The tables in both of the pictures clearly show the differences in the shadows that are created from the lighting.

Side by side the two pictures show a clear difference between the two different light sources. We found that the light in the CIRS building is much more evenly distributed, natural and brighter. Whereas, the artificial light looks almost dirty in comparison.

By: Laura Murray and Jamie Li

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