As a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building, one of our goals is to save energy. Daylighting is one method we are using. Daylighting is a means of using natural light for lighting the inside of a building.
The architects planned the windows to let in maximum natural light but minimum heat and glare. Combining natural light with continuously dimming light fixtures completes the process.В This allows light fixtures to be dimmed as they sense more light. Closer to the windows will provide more natural light and thus farther away artificial light is needed to keep an even light level.В Here are two pictures of the ceiling lights. You will notice one end looks as if the bulbs have burnt out already. This is an example of daylighting at work. The light fixtures are sensing the light from the windows and have dimmed the lamps.