Daylight and view through residential windows: effects on well-being

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Proceedings titleLD+A Magazine (October 1, 2012)
ConferenceLux Europa 2013, Sept. 17-19, 2013, Krakow, Poland
SubjectWindows, daylight, view, health, well-being, intrinsically photoreceptive retinal ganglion cell, visual performance, spatial appearance, comfort, residence, home
AbstractThe discovery of intrinsically photoreceptive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) in 2001 was a great leap forward in photobiology, and ignited strong interest in the possibility of using light exposure to improve health and well-being. CIE in 2004 promulgated five "principles of healthy lighting", and proposed that these principles should lead to a renewed emphasis on architectural daylighting because daylight is rich in the short wavelengths and bright at the times of day that seem most important to circadian regulation. The science has moved rapidly in the ten years since the last substantive reviews of the state of the art on the health and well-being effects of daylight and windows, making it time for a renewed examination of the literature. There has never been a thorough review that focused on residential windows, so our review has focused on that application. This conference paper will briefly report on the review and summarize the research questions that we think are most urgently in need of answers.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; Construction
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NRC numberNRC-CONST-56110
NPARC number21275403
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