- The building is located and orientated to make the best use of sunlight to apartments and open spaces, and provides a good balance between maximising winter sun, and providing shade from summer sun
- Daylight access is always provided in all habitable rooms and is provided wherever possible in all other areas of apartment buildings
- The development allows residents to adjust natural lighting to suit their needs
Daylight consists of skylight (diffuse light from the sky) and sunlight (direct beam radiation from the sun).
These change with the time of day, season, and weather conditions. Access to this variability, as well as having adequate levels of daylight without overheating, contribute to a pleasant living environment.
Within an apartment, natural daylight reduces the reliance on artificial light, improving energy efficiency and amenity for residents.
Solar access (skylight and sunlight) to apartments within the development and to adjacent developments can be optimised with careful orientation of the buildings and the use of specific design techniques.