Health

Visual performance, visual comfort and aesthetics have always been considered the most important factors for architectural lighting design. But light is useful not just for vision. The current knowledge about the implications of the non-visual system on health and wellbeing is already evident, but further research on both renewed recommendations for healthful lighting and circadian or acute effects of light exposure, still needs to be pursued. Especially since contemporary trends on environmental considerations are heading to decrease indoor lighting levels, and daily life routines are driving us to spend less time outdoors and more at home or the workplace.


Comfort | Perception | Energy


2017

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A Simulation-Based Workflow to Assess Human-Centric Daylight Performance

S. F. Rockcastle; M. L. Amundadottir; M. Andersen 

2017. 8th Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, Toronto, Canada, May 22-24.
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A human-centric approach to assess daylight in buildings for non-visual health potential, visual interest and gaze behavior

M. L. Ámundadóttir; S. F. Rockcastle; M. Sarey Khanie; M. Andersen 

Building and Environment. 2017. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.09.033.

2016

Light-driven model for identifying indicators of non-visual health potential in the built environment

M. L. Ámundadóttir / M. Andersen; S. W. Lockley (Dir.)  

Lausanne: EPFL, 2016. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7146.
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Unified framework to evaluate non-visual spectral effectiveness of light for human health

M. L. Ámundadóttir; S. W. Lockley; M. Andersen 

Lighting Research and Technology. 2016. DOI : 10.1177/1477153516655844.

2015

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Implications of the interplay between light and dark for human health in the built environment

M. L. Ámundadóttir; M. Andersen 

The Dynamics of Darkness in the North, Reykjavík, Iceland, February 26-28, 2015.
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A unified framework for evaluating non-visual spectral effectiveness of ocular light exposure: key concepts

M. L. Ámundadóttir; S. W. Lockley; M. Andersen 

2015. 28th CIE Session, Manchester, UK, June 29 - 4 July, 2015.

The Dynamics of Shadow: Architecture of Natural Light in Extreme Latitudes

S. F. Rockcastle; M. L. Ámundadóttir; M. Sarey Khanie; M. Andersen 

The Dynamics of Darkness in the North, Reykjavik Iceland, February 26-28, 2015.

2013

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Modeling dynamic aspects of human nonvisual responses to light

M. L. Ámundadóttir; M. A. Hilaire; S. W. Lockley; M. Andersen 

2013. SLTBR 2013: 25th annual SLTBR meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, June 21-23, 2013.
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Integrating non-visual effects of light into lighting simulation: challenges ahead

M. L. Ámundadóttir; S. W. Lockley; M. Andersen 

2013. LuxEuropa 2013: 12th European Lighting Conference, Krakow, Poland, September 17-19, 2013. p. 177-182.
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Simulation-based evaluation of non-visual responses to daylight: proof-of-concept study of healthcare re-design

M. L. Ámundadóttir; S. W. Lockley; M. Andersen 

2013. BS 2013: 13th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Chambery, France, August 26-30, 2013.
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Beyond illumination: An interactive simulation framework for non-visual and perceptual aspects of daylighting performance

M. Andersen; A. Guillemin; M. L. Ámundadóttir; S. F. Rockcastle 

2013. BS2013 - 13th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Chambéry, France, August 26-30, 2013.
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Lightsolve - a full-year goal-based tool for daylighting performance evaluation

M. Andersen; A. Guillemin; L. Cantelli 

2013. CISBAT 2013 - CleanTech for smartcities and buildings, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2013.
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Modelling 'non-visual' effects of daylighting in a residential environment

M. Andersen; S. J. Gochenour; S. W. Lockley 

Building and Environment. 2013. DOI : 10.1016/j.buildenv.2013.08.018.
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Modeling non-visual responses to light: unifying spectral sensitivity and temporal characteristics in a single model structure

M. L. Ámundadóttir; M. A. Hilaire; S. W. Lockley; M. Andersen 

2013. CIE Centenary Conference "Towards a New Century of Light", Paris, France, April 15-16, 2013.

2012

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Nonvisual light-response model: a preliminary approach to integrating recent findings in biology into a lighting simulation process

M. L. Ámundadóttir; M. Andersen; S. W. Lockley 

Experiencing Light 2012 conference, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, November 12-13, 2012.

2009

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Circadian Effects of Daylighting in a Residential Environment

S. J. Gochenour; M. Andersen 

2009. Lux Europa 2009 – 11th European Lighting Conference, Istanbul, September 9-11, 2009.

2008

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Prospective evaluation of the Circadian Efficacy of (Day)Light in Rooms

C. Pechacek; M. Andersen; S. W. Lockley 

2008. IESNA 2008 conference, Savannah GA, Nov 9-11, 2008.
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Preliminary Method for Prospective Analysis of the Circadian Efficacy of (Day)Light with Applications to Healthcare Architecture

C. S. Pechacek; M. Andersen; S. W. Lockley 

LEUKOS – The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. 2008. DOI : 10.1582/LEUKOS.2008.05.01001.

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