Daylight Uv Radiation

Light, Daylight, Ultraviolet Light, UV, Green Building, Green Builders, Energy-Efficient Homes, Green HousesPlease Note:This website explains green building for a climate zone comparable to North Texas or Central Texas, such as the climate of Waco or Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. It is important to hire a green builder who is an expert in energy-efficient building in your climate zone.

Daylight in Green Building

Daylight & Ultraviolet Radiation


This website is for the climate zone that includes North Central Texas or the DFW area such as Plano, Keller, or Dallas-Fort Worth Texas.  Regardless of your climate zone, the first priority for green building or energy-efficient remodeling is to hire an energy consultant and a green builder who understand and use up-to-date green building practices for your area. 

All energies that move at the speed of light are collectively referred to as electromagneticradiation or "light." 


Most humans thrive in daylight. Incorporating this daylight into our green homeseven has an effect upon our psychological health and at times, even our soul. It is partof green building and green living.

The energy from the sun can either be harnessed for our use or be a cause ofoverheating in our homes. Unfortunately, it is most often a source ofoverheating in Dallas-Fort Worth. 

Ultraviolet Light

Various types of light differ intheir wavelength, frequency and energy; higher energy waves have higherfrequencies and shorter wavelengths. Ultraviolet (UV) light is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength shorter than that of visible light.It has a shorter wavelength than that of violet light, hence the "unltraviolet"name. It is also called “black light,” as it is invisible to the human eye.

We need some ultraviolet radiation each day as UVB induces theproduction of Vitamin D in the skin. Yet this light is a major source of materialdamage,  both inside andoutside of the home, and must have consideration in green building. 

Balancing Act

Because of overheating from the sun and the damage of UV light, there is athin line for a green builder to balance in North Central Texas. Green buildingbalances between having enough daylight tosave electricity & soul, harnessing that energy for our benefit, andprotecting our homes from overheating most of the year and protecting humans andhomes from the harmful effect of UV radiation. 

See also
Passive Solar Design

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