Daylighting and Shading: Green Building In Hong Kong

Here’s an example of daylighting at the Hong Kong Science Park. Notice that the light is filtered through translucent skylights and clerestories in a central atrium, thus reducing glare and overheating. The top of the building has shades, see them after the jump:

Sunshades are extensively incorporated into the external facades to shield direct sunlight penetration, reducing heat gain to the office so as to reduce electricity consumption for air conditioning.

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