The Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer, has released materials that can support the development of energy efficient circadian lighting n classrooms and hospitals. As a press release from the LRC reports the LRC team “published new guidance documents for designing circadian-effective lighting in K-12 classrooms and hospital patient rooms while avoiding increased energy use. . . .
Pachilova and Sailerused Space Syntax to study hospital ward design.
What do children think is important at pediatric hospitals?
The design of hospital emergency departments can have life-and-death implications, literally.
Patients per room and aggression linked
National culture affects room design desires
The lighting in hospital intensive care units influences patients' wellbeing, even a year after they are discharged from the hospital.
In much of the developed world, people seem to be struggling to get enough “good” sleep. Design can make it easier for us to drift gently off into healthy sleep—and to stay asleep—whether we’re at home, visiting a hotel, in a hospital bed, or trying to take a nap break at work.
Nejati, Rodiek, and Shepley studied surgical nurses’ ideas about what makes break rooms restorative spaces using visual simulations.
Pineda and her team studied soundscapes in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).