Daylighting in Wisconsin.The goal of Wisconsin's daylighting program is to daylight every building. Using cool daylighting techniques, we promote the use of natural light in appropriate nonresidential buildings in Wisconsin. The Daylighting Collaborative takes a wholistic approach that considers energy efficiency, economic performance, and the quality of the indoor spaces.
The Wisconsin daylighting program is funded by the Energy Center of Wisconsin, Xcel Energy, NYSERDA, Wisconsin Public Service, the U.S. Department of Energy, and many other utility and research and professional organizations.
The Collaborative offers a variety of resources to accomplish these goals:
- Education and training for design and construction professionals on daylighting offices and schools and advanced daylighting tools and techniques
- Information for building owners and the general public, including case studies and project profiles
- Technical "how-to" luncheon seminars that explain the benefits of daylighting
- On-site demonstrations for various building types
- Design assistance for cool daylighting projects
New York Energy $mart Program.Under this program, the Daylighting Collaborative is administered in New York by the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA).
The New York Daylighting Collaborative promotes the use of cool daylighting concepts into building projects. It provides education and training to the design and construction fields, information for building owners and the general public, and a variety of on-site demonstrations.
The New York Energy $mart Program is funded by a System Benefits Charge established by the New York State Public Service Commission to ensure that energy efficiency and energy research programs were maintained during the transition to a competitive electric utility industry.
The New York Energy $mart Program supports the efforts of the Daylighting Collaborative to create buildings and schools in New York State that are not only more energy efficient, but are healthier, more productive spaces for their occupants.
For more information on this and other New York Energy $mart programs, contact NYSERDA directly at 518.862.1090 or visit NYSERDA's website at www.nyserda.org.