Fostervold and Nersveen investigated the influences of varying the proportions of direct and indirect light in offices on worker experience.
Bluish light in workplaces has positive influences on office workers’ attitudes and general alertness.
Perceptions of lighting quality in their open plan offices influence workers’ opinions about their work lives.
When the circadian rhythms of demented elderly people are disrupted there can be serious ramifications.
A research team at Rennsalear Polytechnic Institute’s (RPI’s) Lighting Research Center, headed by Mariana Figueiro, is investigating how best to regulate circadian rhythms with artificial light.
Lighting influences how we use a space. It can be considered a building material, just as concrete and steel are building materials, although it lacks physical form.
Evidence-based healthcare design is relevent and timely, as experts anticipate an impending boom in healthcare construction.
Researchers at the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada have developed a new, streamlined way to simulate the complex ways that daylight influences light levels in rooms with “dissimilar dynamic complex fenestration systems (such as windows with movable shadings) whose optical behavior (transmission, reflection and scattering) may change during simulation.”
Being exposed to bright light at specific points during the day increases the length of time that people with dementia remain asleep at night.
Giving workers control over dimming the lighting levels in their workspaces is a good idea.