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CIBSE Daylight Group

Chair: Prof John Mardaljevic
telephone: +44 1509 222630

Vice-chair: Dr Luisa Brotas
telephone: +44 207 1334446

Secretary: presently vacant

A global list of completed daylight PhD theses is maintained at the Daylight Site.


Daylight Group events are usually free, however anyone wishing to attend is still advised to follow any instructions below - there may be capacity or security clearance issues for certain venues.

2019/2020 Season

Forthcoming, 2019/2020 Season
Day/Month/Year Title Venue
Wednesday 13th November 2019Aperture-Based Daylight Modelling by Professor John MardaljevicThe National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN
If a presentation has been recorded it will be or become available at:

2018/2019 Season

Day/Month/Year Title Venue
Wednesday 30th January 2019'EN 17037 the New European Standard for Daylight of Buildings': European Standards - the process; EN 17037 the process in practice and the options considered; the British National Annex; Lumière du jour en France et la Suisse; Case Studies. Speakers: Professor Peter Raynham (UK), Dr Paul Littlefair (UK), Dr Yannick Sutter (France) and Dr Bernard Paul (Switzerland).The University of Liverpool in London, 33 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG
Thursday 3rd May 2018'The Right Light at the Right Time: Redesigning light for alertness, sleep and health’ by professor Steven Lockley and 'Myopia and Daylight in Schools: a neglected aspect of public health?' by Dr Richard Hobday.The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN
If a presentation has been recorded it will be or become available at:

2017/2018 Season

Day/Month/Year Title Venue
Wednesday 21st March 2018The WELL Building Standard – the daylight requirements by Dr Cosmin Ticleanu, Principal Consultant: Lighting, Fire and Building Technology Group, BRE and Climate-Based Daylight Modelling (CBDM) for Health & Wellbeing by Andrew Bissell, Director of Light4, Cundall. The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN
Wednesday 24th January 2018Daylight in Major Projects. A presentation by each of Jurgen Koch of 4GreenArchitecture and Laura Philips of Buro Happold The Institution Of Structural Engineers, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS
Wednesday 20th September 2017Daylight within planning guidance in London. A debate involving an expert panel comprising Simone Pagani (GIA), John Walker (Westminster Council), Andrew Thompson (Savills), Paul Littlefair (BRE) and John Mardaljevic (Loughborough University) London Southbank University, Keyworth Street, London, SE1 6NG.

2016/2017 Season

Day/Month/Year Title Venue
Wednesday 14th June 2017'Smart glazing: The Future of Glass Architecture?' by Ruth Kelly Waskett of De Montford University; and, Automated Solar Shading Devices by Rob Booth of Velux.The National Gallery, London, WC2N 5DN.
Wednesday 29 March 2017'The Right Kind of Daylight' by Pavlina Akritas of Arup. A study of daylighting in museums.And, 'The Right Kind of Daylight for Vitamin D' by David McNair of HammondCare.The British Academy, Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH.
Wednesday 23rd November 2016'The New European Standard for Daylight in Buildings - A Brighter Future?' by Jens Christoffersen from Velux and Professor John Mardaljevic from Loughborough University. LuxLive at ExCel, One Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL
Wednesday 19 October 2016'Discomfort glare and time of day' by Associate Professor Sergio Altomonte and 'Temporal influences on glare response' by Dr Michael Kent. Both speakers are from the University of Nottingham.The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT.
If a presentation has been recorded it will be or become available at:

2015/2016 Season

Day/Month/Year Title Venue
Wed 8th June 2016a. 'The Sun is your Enemy - Daylight Design in the Tropics. b. 'Teaching Large Undergraduate Classes using Climate Based Daylight Modelling'. Two papers by Michael Donn from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand British Academy, Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH
Wed 10th February 2016. Climate-Based Daylight Modelling: The What, the Why and the How, by Eleonora Brembilla and Professor John Mardaljevic, both from Loughborough University. Due to demand for places the lecture was delivered twice on the same dayAhm & Martin Room, Arup, 13 Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 4BQ
Wed 20th January 2016SLL Lighting for the Built Environment Guide LG10: Daylighting - a guide for designers, by Ruth Kelly Waskett of DeMontfort UniversityGary Wilson Library, Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London, SE1 9DA
Wed 25th November 2015Assessing New Metrics for Daylight Prediction, by Cosmin Ticleanu and Paul Littlefair, both from BRE (Building Research Establishment)British Academy, Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH
Wed 14th October 2015The Colour of Daylight Indoors, by Joe Lynes Photos Link to video: Academy, Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

2014/2015 Season

We were not able to schedule our usual series of Daylight Group meetings for a number of reasons. The most significant of these however was our secretary Graham Phillips temporarily 'put of of action' whilst waiting for a hip replacement. That operation went very well and we all wish Graham a speedy recovery. Last summer Graham indicated that the 2014-15 season would be his last year as Secretary - a post he has held since at least 2004. As is perhaps apparent from the hiatus, the role of Secretary is the most important of any in the Group. The Secretary helps formulate the programme, liaises with the speakers and books the venue. Graham has been an exemplary Group Secretary for at least a decade, and we owe a great deal of thanks to him.
[From an email circulated to Daylight Group members]

2013/2014 Season

Day/Month/Year Title Venue
Tue 19th Mar 2014
Daylighting in Buildings: Energy, Health and Wellbeing
Joint with the CIBSE Intelligent Building Group
The Bishopsgate Institute, London
Wed 19th Feb 2014
Daylight in Schools Atkins, Woodcote Grove, Ashley Road, Epsom, Surrey KT18 5BW

2012/2013 Season

Day/Month/Year Title Venue
Wed 8th May 2013 AGM & Rights to Light consultation meeting with the Law Commission UCL Flyer
Wed 20th March 2013 Visit provisionally agreed Sainsbury Laboratory Bateman Street, Cambridge. CB2 1LR
Wed 6th March 2013 Research Review London Metropolitan University
Wed 6th Feb 2013 LET/CIBSE Lighting Teachers’ Meeting
Chair: Hugh Ogus
2pm, Room A, CIBSE HQ, 222 Balham High Road, London, SW12 9BS
Wed 16th Jan 2013 Controls for Daylighting and Lighting
John Aston
Malet Place 1.03, University College London
Wed 17th Oct 2012 Variance in Daylight standards/Statutory minimum daylight level for buildings - a debate led by David Mooney Roberts Engineering Building 106, UCL, Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE

2011/2012 Season

Day/Month/Year Title Venue
9th May 2012 AGM and “The Variation of Daylight” by Professor Peter Tregenza UCL
7th March 2012 Research Review London Metropolitan University
8th Feb 2012 Daylighting for Partially Sighted People UCL
18th Jan 2012
ls Daylighting still a Factor in Facade Design? IStructE, London Flyer
7th Dec 2011 Sunlight, Health and Circadian Rhythms – are these design issues? Richard Hobday, Becca Hotopf & John Mardaljevic 2pm UCL Flyer
16th Nov 2011 Lighting Teachers Meeting CIBSE HQ 2pm
02th Nov 2011 LET/CIBSE UCL Flyer
12th Oct 2011 VISIT - 2012 Olympic Site to see the daylighting installation of 80+ SUNPIPES in the handball arena - POSTPONED
Suggested BRE Event on the same day - New Guidance on Planning for Daylight and Sunlight Launch [£60/£100]

2010/2011 Season

Day/Month/Year Title Venue
11th May 2011 Daylight Metrics & AGM PDF flyerPearson Lecture Theatre, UCL
9th March 2011 Research Review UCL
9th Feb 2011 Visit Medieval & Renaissance Galleries Project Victoria & Albert Museum, London
19th Jan 2011 Carbon Neutral Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, UAE PDF flyer Mott MacDonald 62-68 Rosebury Avenue London EC1R 4RR
1st Dec 2010
13:00 - 17:00
Daylight Simulation for Design and Compliance [Presentations available]
Joint meeting with the CIBSE Building Simulation Group PDF flyer
UCL, Roberts Engineering Building, Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE
10th Nov 2010 LET/CIBSE Lighting Teachers’ Meeting, Chair Hugh Ogus CIBSE HQ, 222 Balham High Road
 SW12 9BS
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