Daylight, health and energy: striking the balance

A.L.P. Rosemann, E.J. Loenen, van

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This presentation will give an overview of the research area within the ILI Sound Lighting Program that focuses on understanding the impact of natural and artificial light on health and comfort in the built environment and developing solutions that meet the often conflicting requirements of improving health while reducing energy consumption. In this area two strategic areas of the university meet: health and energy. The guiding research principle is to find a good balance between the three pillars Light & Health, Light & Environment and Light & Energy. Several studies in this area have recently been completed in the Building Lighting group of the Built Environment department. These include an investigation into the acceptance of high dimming speeds in open offices, a study on the impact of intelligent daylighting on user comfort and building performance, and studies on the acceptance and performance of virtual daylight solutions. A focal point of these examples is the user-centered approach which enabled enhancing the visual task, comfort, and health within a building space respectively, while understanding and controlling building performance. The presentation will discuss some of the lessons learned from these studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationILIAD14, the 2014 edition of the ILI annual public outreach event, 15 December 2014, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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