AAMA fact sheet introduces basics of top-lighting and side-lighting

Glass Magazine
March 23, 2011
COMMERCIAL, RETAIL, FABRICATION

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has published a new fact sheeton daylighting and energy savings, detailing how top-lighting and side-lighting contribute to a building design that integrates natural light and can help decrease energy costs, according to a March 18 release.

The fact sheet, titled "Daylighting Basics: Daylighting and Energy Savings," was developed by AAMA's Skylight Marketing Committee, chaired by Chris Magnuson, Wasco Products Inc. "Daylighting is an important issue in the design and building process," Magnuson said in the release. "For years to come good daylighting that is well-integrated into a building design can have positive effects over the entire life of a structure. The fact sheet serves as an explanation of side-lighting and top-lighting and how both can contribute to increased natural daylight and energy savings."

Read the full release.