Word of the day: Daylighting!
Okay people.. Let's try to do this.. Write what your thoughts about daylighting are and how you think it is better that artificial lighting (or not) and what form of daylighting is in your opinion the best. Let me kick this off.
not only has obvious monetary and energy benefits but the quality of light is much better and studies have shown that people in daylit spaces are much more productive and healthy than their counterparts artificially lit spaces. We as a human species have a natural inclination and connection to natural light and it makes us feel better. I prefer clerestory lighting to skylight because of the minimal heat gain. Also Jalli walls and fractal patterns in lighting prove to be very soothing to the human psyche!