Design Buildings That Improve Health, Wellbeing,
 Business & Education

Design Buildings That Improve Health, Wellbeing,
 Business & Education

Become a DaylightingDesign Certified Architect 
Through Our 
Online Training
Become a DaylightingDesign Certified Architect 
Through Our Online Training

Evolve to a new-level by optimizing your projects, quickly & accurately, 
for psychologically nourishing, health-boosting daylight & views      
using a clear & efficient daylighting design method with
breakthrough daylighting analysis software 
(without help from specialists)

Evolve to a new-level by optimizing your projects, quickly & accurately, 
for psychologically nourishing, health-boosting daylight & views using a clear & efficient daylighting design method 
with breakthrough 
daylighting analysis software      
(without help from specialists)

DaylightingDesign's Mission

is to accelerate the wide-spread adoption of quality daylighting in buildings to significantly increase the health and wellbeing of building occupants

Deliver Powerful Daylighting Benefits

Numerous studies have shown significant health, wellbeing, productivity, financial, & many other benefits from daylighting, making the investment worthwhile & the payback short

Help People Thrive

  • Improve happiness, positivity, & sense of wellbeing
  • Improve length & quality of sleep
  • Boost energy, immune systems, & metabolisms
  • ​Reduce anxiety, agitation, & depression
  • ​Start deceasing seasonal depression twice as fast as antidepressants
  • ​Reduce eyestrain & headaches
  • ​Reduce patient hospital stay & patient pain
  • ​Help to sterilize the air & surfaces from bacteria & viruses

Enable Higher Performance

  • Improve cognitive functions: concentration, short-term memory, decision-making, and others
  • Increase employee productivity up to 15% & improve work quality
  • Increase student test scores up to 26%
  • ​Reduce student absenteeism, sick days, employee turnover
  • ​Improve student & employee morale
  • ​Improve visual performance: speed & accuracy

Create Higher Value

  • Increase retail sales up to 40%
  • Create 5-6% higher rent value in city offices
  • Manifest the #1 desired office perk, ranked higher than medical care, child care, on-site cafeterias & fitness centers, from a recent survey
  • ​Fulfill one of the top homebuyer priorities based on survey studies  (#1 in the UK & in some surveys)

Generate Large Savings

  • Reduce building energy use, usually 15-40%                                  (between reduced lighting use & HVAC savings), but often more
  • Save businesses the equivalent to a year's utility bill with potentially even a 1% increase in productivity
  • Provide larger businesses with potentially a 1,000% annual return on investment, between energy savings, decreased absenteeism, and increased worker productivity
  • Give businesses a typical payback of less than one year

The Perfect Time to Evolve

Architecture has been quickly evolving toward a focus on wellness and sustainability, now amplified by COVID 
Daylighting is an essential part of wellness architecture

“One of the most important, fastest-growing trends in the building industry is wellness architecture” 

-Forbes, 2019

"We are just at the beginning of a shift of the way building is done” 

-Wellness Institute Economist, Architectural Digest: “Why Wellness Means Big Business For Designers & Architects”

"This crisis reinforces what we always thought 
architecture should be about - is that it should be for PEOPLE” 

- Ivan Harbour, architect and partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

The Perfect Time to Evolve

Architecture has been quickly evolving toward a focus on wellness and sustainability, now amplified by COVID 
Daylighting is an essential part of wellness architecture

“One of the most important, fastest-growing trends in the building industry is wellness architecture" 

-Forbes, 2019

"We are just at the beginning of a shift of the way 
building is done" 

-Wellness Institute Economist, Architectural Digest: “Why Wellness Means Big Business For Designers & Architects”

"This crisis reinforces what we always thought 
architecture should be about - is that it should be for PEOPLE” 

- Ivan Harbour, architect and partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Deliver Powerful Daylighting Benefits

Numerous studies have shown significant health, wellbeing, productivity, financial, & many other benefits from daylighting, making the investment worthwhile & the payback short

Help People Thrive

  • Improve happiness, positivity, & sense of wellbeing
  • Improve length & quality of sleep
  • Boost energy, immune systems, & metabolisms
  • ​Reduce anxiety, agitation, & depression
  • ​Start deceasing seasonal depression twice as fast as antidepressants
  • ​Reduce eyestrain & headaches
  • ​Reduce patient hospital stay & patient pain
  • ​Help to sterilize the air & surfaces from bacteria & viruses

Enable Higher Performance

  • Improve cognitive functions: concentration, short-term memory, decision-making, and others
  • Increase employee productivity up to 15% & improve work quality
  • Increase student test scores up to 26%
  • ​Reduce student absenteeism, sick days, employee turnover
  • ​Improve student & employee morale
  • ​Improve visual performance: speed & accuracy

Create Higher Value

  • Increase retail sales up to 40%
  • Create 5-6% higher rent value in city offices
  • Manifest the #1 desired office perk, ranked higher than medical care, child care, on-site cafeterias & fitness centers, from a recent survey
  • ​Fulfill one of the top homebuyer priorities based on survey studies  (#1 in the UK & in some surveys)

Generate Large Savings

  • Reduce building energy use, usually 15-40%                    (between reduced lighting use & HVAC savings), but often more
  • Save businesses the equivalent to a year's utility bill with potentially even a 1% increase in productivity
  • Provide larger businesses with potentially a 1,000% annual return on investment, between energy savings, decreased absenteeism, and increased worker productivity
  • Give businesses a typical payback of less than one year

Become a Super-Architect

By becoming a DaylightingDesign Certified Architect you demonstrate 
that you have a unique, high-value specialty which allows you to:

  • ​Stand out among other architects or firms &  attract better projects, a better job, or more clients
  • Advance toward the forefront of wellness architecture
  • ​Add-on daylighting as a design option & a new daylighting building certification for prospective  or existing clients
  • Stand out among other architects
  • ​Make prospects aware of the scope & benefits of daylighting design 
  • ​Provide exceptional service to their clients

Become a 
Super-Architect

By becoming a DaylightingDesign Certified Architect 
you demonstrate that you have 
a unique, high-value specialty which allows you to:

  • ​Stand out among other architects or firms &  attract better projects, a better job, or more clients
  • Advance toward the forefront of wellness architecture
  • ​Add-on daylighting as a design option & a new daylighting building certification for prospective  or existing clients

DaylightingDesign Architect Super-Powers

  • Design buildings that have beautiful natural light, optimized for any visual tasks, without the need for electric lights during daytime hours
  • ​Attain DaylightingDesign Certification for your clients' buildings through our simple certification system
  • ​Set measurable, verifiable            daylighting goals with clients that are shown to deliver real benefits
  • Show potential clients visible effects of Daylighting Design through before & after, light-accurate renderings.
  • Have the ability to set measurable daylighting goals with clients.
  • Show potential clients visible effects of DaylightingDesign through before & after,            light-accurate renderings 
  • ​Have a clear, systematic process for co-designing daylighting          with the client
  • ​Know the line between enough glazing for adequate daylighting and more than necessary, to save the client money and prevent unnecessary heat loss or gain
  • Back up design suggestions with clear data and visible results.
  • Attain any daylighting level, accurately and reliably, instead of guessing or "intuiting" with limited success.
  • Do high-level daylighting analysis quickly & accurately during key stages of design
  • ​Confidently back up design suggestions with clear data and false-color data images
  • Attain any daylighting & glare levels, accurately and reliably, instead of guessing or intuiting with limited success, or doing daylighting analysis that will bring incorrect, disappointing final effects 
  • Design buildings that function optimally with only natural light during daytime hours.
  • Have the ability to obtain daylighting credits in LEED and WELL.
  • ​Attain "Daylighting Design Certification" for your clients' buildings through our fast & simple certification system.

DaylightingDesign Architect Super-Powers

  • Design buildings that have beautiful natural light, optimized for any visual tasks, without the need for electric lights during daytime hours
  • ​Attain DaylightingDesign Certification for your clients' buildings through our simple certification system
  • ​Set measurable, verifiable      daylighting goals with clients that are shown to deliver real benefits
  • Show potential clients visible effects of DaylightingDesign through before & after,      light-accurate renderings 
  • ​Have a clear, systematic process for co-designing daylighting with the client
  • ​Know the line between enough glazing for adequate daylighting and more than necessary, to save the client money and prevent unnecessary heat loss or gain
  • Do high-level daylighting analysis quickly & accurately during key stages of design
  • ​Confidently back up design suggestions with clear data and false-color data images
  • Attain any daylighting & glare levels, accurately and reliably, instead of guessing or intuiting with limited success, or doing daylighting analysis that will bring incorrect, disappointing final effects 

Three Options 
For Doing DaylightingDesign

Become a Level I or Level II DaylightingDesign 
Certified Architect 
And have the option to do DaylightingDesign &
 certify buildings according to your certification level

Three Options For Doing DaylightingDesign

Become a Level I or Level II DaylightingDesign Certified Architect &
 have the option to do DaylightingDesign &
 certify buildings according to your certification level


DaylightingDesign 
Level I:  

Design Optimization

Optimize existing designs 
or buildings with 
daylighting strategies

Training Available from Jan 25th, 2021


DaylightingDesign
Level II: 

Design Concept Generation

Reach buildings' greatest daylighting potential by optimizing for daylighting at every stage of design

Coming Next


DaylightingDesign
 Building Certification


Achieve DaylightingDesign Certification for your clients' buildings - 
Level I or Level II


Level I Available Soon


DaylightingDesign 
Level I:  

Design Optimization

Optimize existing designs 
or buildings with 
daylighting strategies

Available Now


DaylightingDesign      Level II: 

Design Concept Generation

Reach buildings' greatest daylighting potential by optimizing for daylighting at every stage of design

Coming Next


DaylightingDesign
 Building Certification


Achieve DaylightingDesign Certification for your clients' buildings - 
Level I or Level II


Level I Available Soon

A System Designed for Success

 DaylightingDesign includes every part you need to succeed 
as a DaylightingDesign Architect 

Here's how it works:

1. DaylightingDesign Adoption

Use a complete sales presentation that includes 
the 3 key things you need to convince clients 
to adopt DaylightingDesign on their projects...

  • Clear health, financial, & other powerful daylighting benefits shown by research
  • Clear, established daylighting levels to achieve those benefits
  • Proof of achieving those levels through accurate, high-level analysis results and, optionally, the building certification

2. The DaylightingDesign Method

The only method for designing for daylighting with high-level analysis 
specifically created & optimized for architects

• Goal-Setting With Client

Prioritize key spaces in building, or selected parts of building, for daylighting design  
Set daylighting goals in 3 areas:
  • Daylighting Achievement Level
  • Glare Achievement Level
  • Views

• Design Optimization With    
   High-Level Daylighting Analysis

Use a fast, easy, accurate daylighting analysis tool to:
  • Design with advanced daylighting strategies using provided templates
  • ​Analyze spaces accurately for daylight levels & glare to inform selection of strategies
Use light-reflectance measuring tools to:
  • ​Do an efficient, accurate site modeling process to prepare for analysis
  • Analyze & choose internal finishes 

• Decision-Making With Client

Follow efficient steps of co-designing with the client:
  • ​Guide the client to make informed choices in a defined daylighting design phase, present analysis results, refine the design based on decisions, and guide choices for the next phase, etc.
  • ​Apply daylighting principles & design guidelines, and knowledge of daylighting strategies to your design
  • Use the 'decision-making tree' to quickly evaluate daylighting strategies by specific qualities, effectiveness scores, cost scores, & practicality scores

3. DaylightingDesign Certification

Verify & demonstrate that benefit-yielding 
daylighting & glare levels have been achieved

  • Easily document your design process following the DaylightingDesign Method 
  • Certify projects based on IES (Illuminating Engineers Society) daylighting levels of 300 and 500 lux in selected building spaces
  • ​Certificate & building plaque transparently state daylighting & glare levels achieved in specific percentage of building - there are no points nor abstract achievement levels

A System Designed for Success

 DaylightingDesign includes every part you need 
to succeed as a DaylightingDesign Architect 

Here's how it works:

1. DaylightingDesign Adoption

Use a complete sales presentation that includes the
3 key things you need to
convince clients to adopt DaylightingDesign on their projects...
  • Clear health, financial, & other powerful daylighting benefits shown by research
  • Clear, established daylighting levels to achieve those benefits
  • Proof of achieving those levels through accurate, high-level analysis results and, optionally, the building certification

2. DaylightingDesign Method

The only method for designing for daylighting 
with high-level analysis 
specifically created & optimized for architects

• Goal-Setting                With Client

Prioritize key spaces in building, or selected parts of building, for daylighting design  
Set daylighting goals in 3 areas:
  • Daylighting Achievement Level
  • Glare Achievement Level
  • Views

• Design Optimization With High-Level       
Daylighting Analysis

Use a fast, easy, accurate daylighting analysis tool to:
  • Design with advanced daylighting strategies using provided templates
  • ​Analyze spaces accurately for daylight levels & glare to inform selection of strategies
Use light-reflectance measuring tools to:
  • ​Do an efficient, accurate site modeling process to prepare for analysis
  • Analyze & choose internal finishes 

• Decision-Making With Client

Follow efficient steps of 
co-designing with the client:
  • ​Guide the client to make informed choices in a defined daylighting design phase, present analysis results, refine the design based on decisions, and guide choices for the next phase, etc.
  • ​Apply daylighting principles & design guidelines, and knowledge of daylighting strategies to your design
  • Use the 'decision-making tree' to quickly evaluate daylighting strategies by specific qualities, effectiveness scores, cost scores, & practicality scores

3. DaylightingDesign Certification

Verify & demonstrate that benefit-yielding daylighting & glare levels have been achieved 
  • Easily document your design process following the DaylightingDesign Method 
  • Certify projects based on IES (Illuminating Engineers Society) daylighting levels of 300 and 500 lux in selected building spaces
  • ​Certificate & building plaque transparently state daylighting & glare levels achieved in specific percentage of building - there are no points nor abstract achievement levels

The Daylighting Analysis Revolution

Accurate daylighting analysis has only been available for high-budget projects, 
due to it's technical complexity, thus requiring a specialist, and time-consuming process
Now it is possible for architects to do it on  all projects  thanks to... 

LightStanza - daylighting analysis software light-years ahead of the rest

Simple & Intuitive

Get Sketchup-like simplicity, without compromising the best available accuracy

Super-Fast

Run simulations at least 50x faster on the only cloud-based software. Simulate a whole building in hours, not days
Simulate rooms in minutes

Syncs in Real-Time

Optimize daylighting strategies fast in Revit - see the effects of these design changes immediately in LightStanza

Works with Most 3D Design Software

Use Revit, Rhino, or Sketchup

No Need To Simplify Geometry 

Quickly upload your complete building geometry and simulate!  Save up to 
dozens of hours per project

 Most Advanced 
Capabilities

Use a unique feature for finding glare & get the most strategy choices

The Daylighting Analysis Revolution

Accurate daylighting analysis has only been available for high-budget projects, 
due to it's technical complexity, thus requiring a specialist, and time-consuming process.
Now it is possible for architects to do it on  all projects  thanks to... 

LightStanza

daylighting analysis software light-years ahead of the rest

Simple & Intuitive

Get Sketchup-like simplicity, without compromising the best available accuracy

Super-Fast

Run simulations at least 50x faster on the only cloud-based software. Simulate a whole building in hours, not days
Simulate rooms in minutes

Syncs in Real-Time

Optimize daylighting strategies fast in Revit - see the effects 
of these design changes immediately in LightStanza

Works with Most 3D 
Design Software

Use Revit, Rhino, or Sketchup

No Need To Simplify Geometry 

Quickly upload your complete building geometry and simulate!  Save up to 
dozens of hours per project

 Most Advanced 
Capabilities

Use a unique feature for 
finding glare & get the 
most strategy choices

Discount Offers on LightStanza for DaylightingDesign Students

  • Get a massive discount on the DaylightingDesign training version - $50/month                            (used for training purposes, only)
  • Get a discounted monthly subscription versus the standard yearly subscription on the professional version - $100/month (used commercially)  

DaylightingDesign Online Trainings

Everything You Need 
To Master Your
DaylightingDesign Specialty In Two Trainings...

Who the Trainings Are For...

Licensed Architects Architectural Designers

The DaylightingDesign Online Trainings

Everything You Need to Master 
Your DaylightingDesign Specialty in Two Trainings...

Who the Trainings Are For...

Licensed Architects and Architectural Designers

DaylightingDesign 
Level I -
Design Optimization

  • ​Daylighting fundamentals & design guidelines, and a summarizing chart
  • ​Education on daylighting strategies, including a daylighting strategy              decision-making tree
  • DaylightingDesign Method: Level I - Starting from early conceptual design to construction       
  • DaylightingDesign Process training - specific design steps, including co-designing with the client, and daylighting analysis steps, including process checklist 
  • Goal-setting process with the client, including a questionnaire to document specifications  
  • ​Training on unique site-modeling process            
  • ​​LightStanza training & workflow for daylighting analysis, including                    ready-to-use templates for modeling many daylighting strategies       
  • ​Training on documenting for building certification
  • ​Training on client adoption of DaylightingDesign, including a                        complete presentation   
  • ​DaylightingDesign Architect mindset training                     
  • ​On-line course platform that keeps track of your progress, quizzes, & assignments toward your DaylightingDesign Architect, Level I certification
  • Self-paced program

DaylightingDesign Level II - 
Design Concept Generation
- Coming Next -

  • DaylightingDesign Method: Level II - Starting from pre-design to choosing the design concept                              
  • ​Method Includes:              Goal-setting; site analysis; specific design steps, including co-designing with the client, and daylighting analysis steps; entire design process checklist; decision-making tree for conceptual design
  • Training ​on heat gain analysis & optimization
  • ​Training on thermal comfort analysis & optimization               
  • ​On-line course platform that keeps track of your progress, quizzes, & assignments toward your DaylightingDesign Architect, Level II certification
  • Self-paced program

   DaylightingDesign Level I - Design Optimization

   Daylighting Design Level I 

  • ​Daylighting fundamentals & design guidelines, and a summarizing chart
  • ​Education on daylighting strategies, including a daylighting strategy              decision-making tree
  • DaylightingDesign Method: Level I - Starting from early conceptual design to construction                                                                                                                               
  • DaylightingDesign Process training - specific design steps, including co-designing with the client, and daylighting analysis steps, including process checklist 
  • Goal-setting process with the client, including a questionnaire to document specifications  
  • ​Training on unique site-modeling process                                                                          
  • ​​LightStanza training & workflow for daylighting analysis, including                    ready-to-use templates for modeling many daylighting strategies       
  • ​Training on documenting for building certification
  • ​Training on client adoption of DaylightingDesign, including a                        complete presentation   
  • ​DaylightingDesign Architect mindset training                     
  • ​On-line course platform that keeps track of your progress, quizzes, & assignments toward your DaylightingDesign Architect, Level I certification
  • Self-paced program

DaylightingDesign Level II -
Design Concept Generation
- Coming Next -

   Daylighting Design Level II - Coming Next

  • DaylightingDesign Method: Level II - Starting from pre-design to                    choosing the design concept                                                                                                    Includes:                                                                                                                              Goal-setting; site analysis; specific design steps, including co-designing with the client, and daylighting analysis steps; entire design process checklist; decision-making tree for conceptual design             
  • Training ​on heat gain analysis & optimization
  • ​Training on thermal comfort analysis & optimization               
  • ​On-line course platform that keeps track of your progress, quizzes, & assignments toward your DaylightingDesign Architect, Level II certification
  • Self-paced program

Get Certified & Certify Projects

DaylightingDesign Architect Certification, Level I & Level II 

Included With The Trainings

The only things you need approved to certify:
  • Correctly completed quizzes & assignments
  • ​One DaylightingDesign optimization project (for Level I) - real or created 
  • ​One DaylightingDesign design concept project (for Level II) - real or created 

DaylightingDesign Certification for Your Projects

Fast, Simple, Affordable 

The only things you need approved:
  • Documentation of steps completed correctly in DaylightingDesign Method  
  • Automatically generated LightStanza reports of simulations to show design process
  • Documentation of specs for visible light transmittance of glazing & surface reflectivity of interior finishes & furniture
  • ​Virtual inspection of completed building

Get Certified & Certify Projects

DaylightingDesign Architect Certification, Level I & Level II 

Included With The Trainings

The only things you need approved to certify:
  • Correctly completed quizzes & assignments
  • ​One DaylightingDesign          optimization project (for Level I) - real or created 
  • ​One DaylightingDesign design concept project (for Level II) - real or created 

DaylightingDesign Certification for Your Projects

Fast, Simple, Affordable 

The only things you need approved:
  • Documentation of steps completed correctly in DaylightingDesign Method  
  • Automatically generated LightStanza reports of simulations to show design process
  • Documentation of specs for visible light transmittance of glazing & surface reflectivity of interior finishes & furniture
  • ​Virtual inspection of completed building

Enhance Your Learning

Interactive Online Community

Join a private community of DaylightingDesign students 
all over the world
Make connections, share ideas, collaborate, and get support from more experienced members

Live Weekly Q & A

Get personalized mentorship over video to troubleshoot your problems, and clarify & deepen your knowledge

Stay on Track 

Set a timeline for course completion and/or DaylightingDesign Architect Certification and receive personalized reminders to 
stay on track to your goal

LightStanza Learning Support

Refine your LightStanza skills for daylighting design through e-mail and personalized instructional videos

Enhance Your Learning

Interactive On-Line Community

Join a private community of DaylightingDesign students all over the world 
Make connections, share ideas, collaborate, and get support from more experienced members

Live Weekly Q & A

Get personalized mentorship over video to troubleshoot your problems, and clarify & deepen your knowledge

Stay on Track 

Set a timeline for course completion and/or DaylightingDesign Architect Certification and receive personalized reminders to stay on track to your goal

LightStanza Learning Support

Refine your LightStanza skills for daylighting design through e-mail and personalized instructional videos
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