A conceptual simulation workflow to guide design decisions regarding the effects of daylight on occupants’ alertness

Clotilde Pierson (Corresponding author), Victoria Eugenia Soto Magan, Mariëlle P.J. Aarts, Marilyne Andersen

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Abstract

Recent developments in the lighting research field have demonstrated the importance of a proper exposure to light to mediate several of our behavioral and physiological responses. However, we spend nowadays around 90% of our time indoors with an often quite limited access to bright daylight. To be able to anticipate how much the built environment actually influences our light exposure, and how much it may ultimately impact our health, well-being, and productivity, new computational tools are needed. In this paper, we present a first attempt at a simulation workflow that integrates a spectral simulation tool with a light-driven prediction model of alertness. The goal is to optimize the effects of light on building occupants, by informing the decision makers about the impact of different design choices. The workflow is applied to a case study to provide an example of what learnings can be expected from it.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012116
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume2042
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2021
EventCISBAT 2021 - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 8 Sept 202110 Sept 2021

Funding

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 754462. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 754462.

FundersFunder number
European Union 's Horizon 2020 - Research and Innovation Framework Programme
Marie Skłodowska‐Curie754462
Horizon 2020

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