Daylighting is a centuries old technique that has been rediscovered by modern architects.
When electricity and the modern light bulb became the preferred method for illuminating homes, the practice of using the suns natural light fell by the wayside. Now that energy efficiency has come into vogue, we are looking for new way to use the natural resources that are readily available to us. There is truly no more natural and abundant resource that the energy from the sun.
Architectural featured such as light tubes, clerestory windows, fiber optics, and heliostats are just a few examples of ways we can maximize our use of the suns rays.