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There are many benefits to having more natural light in your home. The most obvious of these are the savings you can achieve with a reduced utility bill. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (2012), about 10% of household electricity usage comes from lighting. The more natural light you have in your house, the less lights you have to turn on, and the less electricity you use. Another benefit, also related to energy use, is natural light can help heat homes. One of the best reasons to design your home for natural light involves the health benefits gained through exposure to natural light.
Bytheway, P. & Brain, R. (2012, August). Designing your home for maximum natural light. USU Extension Publication: sustainability/2012/03pr. Available at: https://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/Sustainability_2012-03pr.pdf