High-quality lighting: energy-efficiency that enhances employee well-being

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Pages197204; # of pages: 8
Subjectlighting, luminaire, organizational productivity, well-being, energy efficiency, individual control, appraisal, satisfaction, direct-indirect lighting; Lighting
AbstractThis paper reports a field investigation in to the behavioural effects of an energy-saving lighting retrofit. The results show that workstation-specific direct-indirect lighting with individual control is perceived as being more comfortable than recessed parabolic-louvered luminaires. Offices lit with the new lighting were more likely to be perceived as having better lighting than other similar offices. These effects have been previously associated with better outcomes related to organizational productivity. The pattern of results from several studies shows that good-quality lighting can deliver individual, organizational, and environmental benefits.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number53286
NPARC number20374615
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Record created2012-07-23
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