Introduction to Daylighting Design in Buildings


Winter School Ed 1





What is it?

The three-day boot camp in Viterbo offers an immersive learning experience tailored for beginners in daylighting design. Led by experienced instructors, participants engage in hands-on sessions and workshops, focusing on using daylight to enhance energy efficiency in architectural design. The program covers fundamental principles, simulation tools, and real-world applications, providing attendees with practical skills and foundational knowledge. This boot camp serves as an ideal starting point for those interested in entering the field, emphasizing the integration of natural light for sustainable and energy-efficient solutions

Where and when will it be?

The winter school will be held in Italy, at Università degli Studi della Tuscia (UNITUS) from 7 to 10 January 2024.


What does it include?

Practial exercises
Tutoring by experts
Learning by doing

What is the program?


The program spans three days and includes activities such as lectures, group work on a project, and a presentation of the works.

In detail:

  • 7 Jan from 16:00 – 20:00 _Registration and Introduction
  • 8 Jan from 9:00 – 18:00_Lectures and Practical exercises
  • 9 Jan 9:00 – 18:00_Lectures and Practical exercises
  • 10 Jan 9:00 – 13:00_Group work
  • 10 Jan 14:00 – 16:00_Work presentation and Closing activites


Where will it be held?

The Winter School will be held at the Università della Tuscia, in Viterbo. Via Santa Maria in Gradi, 4.

Teaching plan

7 Jan (Sunday): Registration and introduction

  • Afternoon:
    • Registration to the Winter School
    • Welcome activities and Introduction to the course

8 Jan (Monday): Introduction to Daylighting Design Basics

  • Morning:
    • Fundamentals of daylighting design and architecture
    • Basics of daylight and human well-being
  • Afternoon:
    • Understanding the principles of daylight modelling
    • Hands-on sessions using simulation tools for energy control

9 Jan (Tuesday): Practical Applications and Design Principles

  • Morning:
    • Principles of daylighting design
    • Analysis of successful daylighting design projects
  • Afternoon:
    • Workshop on practical daylighting design exercises for beginners
    • Case studies and real-world applications
    • Feedback sessions with instructors

10 Jan (Wednesday): Project Development and Presentation

  • Morning:
    • Collaborative daylighting design projects for beginners
    • Guidance from instructors and mentors
    • Preparation for project presentations
  • Afternoon:
    • Final presentation of projects
    • Peer review and feedback
    • Closing ceremony and certificate distribution


Teaching board

Teaching board

Federica Giuliani – Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Viterbo (IT)
Jurji Filieri – Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Viterbo (IT)
Giulio Camiz – Scientific Director VELUX ITALIA
Niko Gentile – Lund University (SE)
Mandana S. Kanhie – UCL (UK)
Valerio R. M. Lo Verso – Politecnico di Torino (IT)
Natalia Sokol – Politechnika Gdańska (PL)
Luca Zaniboni – DTU (DK)




The registration will be till the 21st of December 2023.

Up to 30 students could attend the school.

For more information, please write to



We have booked mini-apartments in this facility: Palazzo Grandori Alloggi Turistici.

The mini-apartments must be shared with two other students of the same gender (male or female). We offer accommodation with a kitchenette, so you can prepare your breakfast and dinner if you wish. If the accommodation offer is not your liking, you may consider attending school only and finding accommodation on your own (in this case the fee is 150€ instead of 300€).


Participation fee

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


  • A1: Fee  for the WS with accommodation: 300 €
    • The rate includes
      • All the lectures and learning experience
      • Three nights in a mini-apartment with other colleagues
      • Catering on workshop days (no dinners)
      • Welcome Aperitivo on January 7th
  • A2: Fee for only the WS: 150 € 
    • The rate includes
      • All the lectures and learning experience
      • Catering on workshop days (no dinners)
      • Welcome Aperitivo on January 7th


  • B1: Fee for the only attendance: 150 €
    • The rate includes
      • All the lectures and learning experience


ECTS points

The NLITED Winter School recognizes 3 ECTS to UNITUS students.