Daylight in the built environment

Judit Solt, M.P.J. Aarts, Marilyne Andersen, Siegrun Appelt, Magali Bodart, Jérôme Kaempf, Bruno Bueno, Tilmann E. Kuhn, Silvia Coccolo, Jean-Louis Scartezzini, Andreas Schüler, Barbara Szybinska Matusiak, Carlo Volf, Jan Wienold, Anna Wirz-Justice, Colin Fournier

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Abstract

Relatively recent cultural and technological changes, particularly in Westernized societies, have led to habitat and lifestyle shifts that have gradually estranged us from daylight. Although human beings are resilient and appear able to cope with extreme variations in environmental and living conditions, this process of separation can have negative impacts on health and well-being. Further research is essential in order to understand the impact of these changes and to initiate corrective measures, form changes in lifestyle and cultural attitudes to adjustments in the built environment and technology. This chapter explores these issues and range of possible solutions
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChanging perspectives on daylight
Subtitle of host publicationscience, technology, and culture
PublisherScience/AAAS
Chapter4
Pages24-32
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameScience
PublisherAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
VolumeSupplement
ISSN (Print)0036-8075

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