Daylight and sunlight are important design constraints in urban areas, both for the new development itself and existing buildings. The key is to ensure that new developments receive enough light, and do not block the ‘right to light’ for existing buildings or open spaces nearby. BRE’s document BR 209, ‘Site layout planning for daylight and sunlight: a guide to good practice‘ is widely used as guidance in these situations.

For a quick overview of the topic, please visit our introduction to natural light in construction page on We also have a webinar on ‘Circadian Lighting Effects on Health and Well-Being‘.

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