Human-Centric Lighting Brings Wellbeing to Occupants and Efficiency to Buildings

RESIDENTIAL HOME

Eneref reports how a builder created a home with human-centric lighting. It’s easier to read, cook, and even enjoy colors with natural interior daylight.

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MUNICIPAL BUILDING

Eneref reports how California library used human-centric lighting to increase the number of patrons using their space by creating a community center.

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MUNICIPAL BUILDING

Eneref reports how a fire station use natural human-centric lighting in the living space to create a happier and more productive environment for firemen.

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Eneref Lighting Initiative

Here’s how people responded to human-centric lighting solutions.

Having skylights in the dealership will allow customers to see the car’s true color.

Jane Harrington - manager of Global Color Styling for PPG Industries. View Eneref Report

I would absolutely do what we’ve done here again in a new facility.

Malcolm Nightingale - Operations Manager, Rooms To Go View Eneref Report

You definitely get that feeling of daylight in the hallways and the classrooms.

Phillip Williams - Energy Manager, Town of Ashland View Eneref Report

We looked for opportunities to leverage best practices within budget that are environmentally conscious.

Bill Anderson - VP Operations, Karndean Flooring View Eneref Report

When the renovation was complete, it was unbelievable. Students were astonished by the results.

Ken Fibbi - Director of Buildings for the West Allegheny School Distric View Eneref Report

In all the buildings I’ve ever designed, they always have had a daylight component, because it just makes sense

Gerard Lee - Architect with Harley Ellis Devereaux View Eneref Report

WE WANT BETTER LIGHT

Natural interior daylight offers a multitude of benefits beyond energy savings. It is the highest quality light source available for interior environments, it is flicker-free and it provides excellent color rendering and color balance. And natural interior daylight is one of the fastest greenhouse gas reducing paybacks you can buy, because it shrinks both energy bills and re-lamping maintenance costs. The fact is, introducing daylight into buildings provides energy savings, excellent lighting quality and more beautiful interior spaces.

  1. Does natural interior daylighting pay for itself?

    Lighting accounts for roughly one third of electricity used by commercial or educational facilities in the United States. Whereas natural interior daylight requires no energy beyond sunlight. And Natural interior daylight is about 10-times more efficient then rooftop PV cells for lighting a room.

  2. How do students preform under natural interior daylight?

    I am text block. Click ediThere is also plenty of evidence that daylighting improves occupant productivity in both schools and offices. Especially in learning environments, skylit classrooms provide a natural and stimulating space for teacher and student. While studies show that poor lighting adversely affects learning, daylighting has been proven to increase student performance in math and reading scores, as well as improving attendance. t button to change this text.

  3. How do students preform under natural interior daylight?

    I am text block. Click ediThere is also plenty of evidence that daylighting improves occupant productivity in both schools and offices. Especially in learning environments, skylit classrooms provide a natural and stimulating space for teacher and student. While studies show that poor lighting adversely affects learning, daylighting has been proven to increase student performance in math and reading scores, as well as improving attendance. t button to change this text.

  4. How do office workers preform under natural interior daylight?

    Studies show that office workers have few sick days. The human performance numbers in daylighting systems are important because the ROI for daylighting installations can sometimes be a difficult sell. In fact, the human performance gains can outweigh the energy savings, where human performance can be measured in financial terms.

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FAQ: Why don't we see more natural interior daylight in buildings today?

Eneref Institute has identified seven primary reasons we don’t see more natural interior daylight in our buildings. To learn the seven market obstacles to daylighting, download Eneref Institute’s report.