A model for integral sustainable design explored through daylighting

Mark DeKay, Mary M Guzowski

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Abstract

This paper briefy introduces the fundamentals of an Integral Theory of Sustainable Design, drawing on the writings of American philosopher, Ken Wilber, including concepts of multiple perspectives (quadrants) and multiple levels of development complexity. It explores the implications for an integral approach to sustainable design. Integral Theory's multiple perspectives include basic perspectival distinctions of behaviors, systems, cultures, and experiences. For sustainable design, this approach includes subjective and objective value spheres in developing effective solutions to environmental problems. Each of these perspectives can be understood as unfolding in stages or waves of complexity, yielding a matrix of viewpoints and concerns. Daylighting is explored in greater detail, proposing an integral daylighting framework of four perspectives and three levels of complexity: the 12 Niches of Architectural Daylighting. The Bigelow Chapel at the United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, Minnesota is used as a case study for understanding architectural daylighting via the integral lens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Solar Energy Society - Solar 2006
Subtitle of host publication35th ASES Annual Conf., 31st ASES National Passive Solar Conf., 1st ASES Policy and Marketing Conf., ASME Solar Energy Division Int. Solar Energy Conference
Pages547-552
Number of pages6
Volume2006
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventASME International Solar Energy Conference - Solar Engineering 2006 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2006Jul 13 2006

Publication series

NameAmerican Solar Energy Society - Solar 2006: 35th ASES Annual Conf., 31st ASES National Passive Solar Conf., 1st ASES Policy and Marketing Conf., ASME Solar Energy Division Int. Solar Energy Conference
Volume2

Other

OtherASME International Solar Energy Conference - Solar Engineering 2006
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period7/9/067/13/06

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