Daylighting in buildings


Summer school Ed 1





What is it?

A seven-day boot camp run by daylighting experts. This is an engaging way to learn, get full daylighting work experience and meet a network of industry professionals and companies.

The summer school is aimed at both Masters and PhD students but also at professionals interested in an intensive study programme.

The summer school is also linked to the IBSPA Nordic conference. The final part of the work will be the presentation of the developed projects in a poster session at the conference.

Where and when will it be?

The summer school will be held in Denmark, at Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU) from 16 to 22 August 2022.
The IBSPA Nordic conference  will be held from 22 to 24 August, so it will be possible to attend both.


What does it include?

Four days of seminars and activites
One day of photometric measurements
One technical tour to discover the architecture of Copenhagen
A poster session at IBSPA Nordic conference (the 22th august)

What is the program?

The program stretches over a week with activities including a training program and a technical tour and a final poster competition in connection with the BuildSim Nordic conference.

In detail:

  • Arrival is scheduled for 15 or 16 August.
  • On the morning of the 16th, the first appointment is at the DTU Lyngby campus.
  • From the 17th to the 20th there will be three days of seminars and activities on the campus where we will also sleep.
  • On the 20th we will be based at DTU and there will be a technical tour to discover the most brilliant architecture in Copenhagen.
  • On the 21st we will rest (finally!)
  • On the 22nd of August there will be a presentation of the students’ work in a Poster Session at the BuildSim Nordic conference. On the same occasion, the best projects will be selected by a jury to participate in a future VELUX event.
  • From the afternoon of the 22nd, you can leave or continue following the BuildSim Nordic conference until the 24th.

Where will it be held?

A large part of the summer school will hold the Rungstedgaard Hotel, where it will be possible to enjoy an immersive experience with experts and other students.

Part of the activities will also be held at DTU Lyngby campus.

Teaching plan


The students will work in groups of four. Two teachers will work with each group throughout the project as part of the group. Each day the groups will receive reviews from the mentors of the day. The teaching and learning activities will be built upon three main tasks. The three tasks are defined to complement the ePlatform for a more hands-on and realistic experience. 

Task 1: Measurement and Interpretation: The objectives of task 1 are to explore the physical quantities of light with commonly used measurement techniques. The measurements will include light intensity, color and spectral distribution, and visual comfort-related measurements. In this task each group will have a set of equipment to use in order to explore the daylight and lighting qualities of a given  educational building.  

Task 2: Integration and Intervention.  The objective of task 2 is to generate solutions and design interventions that can enhance the quality of daylighting in the given spaces.  

Task 3: Simulation and Evaluation  

The training program will take place in four days. Within each day of class, there will be lectures aimed at the day’s task and supervision by other lecturers. There will also be final discussions and feedback at the end of the days. The fourth day is allocated to finalizing the projects and making the posters. On the fifth day, there will be a guided tour through the architecture of Copenhagen. The final results will be presented as a poster at the BuildSim conference. Selected projects will be further supported to enter the Velux event.



The application form can be found on the NLITED platform, under the course catalogue. The early application time is from the 1st of May till the 15th of June 2022.
Applicants who are not yet students on the platform will have to register and take the admission test. The form consists of two parts, both of which must be completed.

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Up to 32 students will be selected for the summer school.
For students from the four universities of the NLITED consortium, participation in the summer school is supported by a scholarship.
For students and professionals outside the consortium, participation requires the payment of a participation fee.

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Participation fee

You can participate in summer school in two ways. On-site participation with an immersive experience with other students and teachers, or online participation , living a remote experience but receiving the same level of preparation.


  • Regular fee (practitioners, PhD from other universities): 2500 € incl. VAT
  • Consortium student fee: 300 € incl. VAT*

The rate includes

    • travel costs (up to 150€)
    • six nights in a twin room with breakfast
    • all meals on workshop days (yellow days in the timeline)
    • one technical tour (trip, meal and tour guide)
    • one day registration fee for the IBPSA Nordic conference (the 22nd of August)

* This option is only for students from the four universities of the NLITED consortium: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU), Università Niccolò Cusano (Unicusano), Politechnika Gdańska (PG), and  Lunds Universitet (LU).


  • All kinds of participants: 300 € incl. VAT

The rate includes

    • online participation in masterclasses


What is included in the on-site participation fee


Selection criteria

On the basis of the applications received, a selection of participants will be made based on the following criteria.

a. Affiliation of the candidate. Order of priority.

    1. Candidates from the four institutions
    2. Candidates from the four countries (students first, then professionals)
    3. Candidates from European countries (students first, then professionals)
    4. Candidates from other countries (students first, then professionals)

b. Familiar with basic knowledge of physics of light, the principle of daylight assessments, and building simulation.

c. NLITED eModules passed. Candidates must have passed at least two NLITED eModules or have equivalent preparation.

  • Certificates of attendance for the modules passed must be attached to the application form within the ePlatform.
  • The list of the modules passed must include at least two (2) of the following modules: B1.0, B4.1, and B5.1. These modules are considered a prerequisite for entry to summer school.
  • Alternatively, applicants must provide evidence of equivalent preparation for the two selected modules (e.g. certificates from external courses). Equivalent certificates (or other documents) must also be attached to the application.
  • OPTIONAL. The third certificate of attendance of an NLITED module (or first module, if the candidate has attached other documents proving the required preparation) may be attached. In the event of a tie between two candidates, the candidate who has taken at least one NLITED module will be preferred.

d. Candidate motivation. In the application form, there is a field to express the motivation to participate in the summer school.

No discrimination will be made based on gender, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

If a selected student declines, the first candidate on the graduation list will be called. Calling from the list will continue until the maximum number of participants in the summer school has been filled.


Minimum number of NLITED modules to follow to apply for summer school. Compulsory modules may be replaced by certificates demonstrating equivalent training.

ECTS points

The NLITED summer school is designed to have a workload of 4 ECTS. However, for credits to be recognised, it will have to be the home institution of the participants that judges and awards credits to the trainees. All participants in the project will only receive a certificate of attendance. It will be up to the participants to convert the certificate into credits. The NLITED committee assumes no responsibility for the possible non-recognition of credits by the home institution.