The effect of ramps in temperature and electric light level on office occupants: a literature review and a laboratory experiment

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ConferenceProceedings of the 2006 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings: 13 August 2006, Pacific Grove, California
Pages4252 to 4-264
SubjectOffice lighting; Energy efficiency
AbstractWhen electricity demand has the potential to exceed supply, brownouts or blackouts may occur. Utilities may take steps to deliver additional power, or to reduce demand. The latter case may involve commercial buildings shedding load when prompted by the electrical utility. We reviewed the literature on the effect of steady changes (ramps) in temperature and illuminance from electric light on occupants. On balance, our findings suggest that load shedding typical of current suggested practice is a reasonable response to peak power emergencies.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number41868
NPARC number20377751
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