Course Description and Credit Information

This webinar will introduce key concepts in the use of daylighting within exterior covered structures and within the design of vertical hardscape. The term daylighting, typically applied to use within buildings, describes a concept of the use of design techniques to use reflection, opening placement, with lighting control integration, will be discussed in the context of the design of hardscape outdoors.

The integration of solar angles, wind movement, shadows, shade, all impact thermal comfort of a space. Through strategic placement of conceptual techniques of daylighting, including strategic placement of opening in walls, or other vertical structures can influence the thermal comfort of the space. The use of reflective elements such as water can be used within night lighting to reduce needed lighting to achieve the needed design and safety considerations. Examples will be presented to illustrate the concepts.


Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the key benefits of daylighting concepts and its application to outdoor design of spaces.
2. Describe a range of design considerations associated with daylighting techniques for the exterior environment
3. Describe a range of daylight delivery systems and methods that can be used by Landscape Architects within their hardscape design.


General Course Information






Pre-recorded webinar


James McGregor, Electrical Engineer


US State Approvals

LA CES Approved


States: AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NH, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY


North Carolina


New Jersey




New York
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GA, MN, and SD 
**Explanation: There is no process to get courses pre-approved in your state, but there should be no issues getting this course approved.
If not approved, we will exchange it for another course or provide a full refund.

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Canada Provinces and Territories

British Columbia

Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES


Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Course curriculum

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About this course

  • $24.95
  • 3 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content