July
23
READING THE WEATHER

by Eleonora Brembilla, Loughborough University

Eleonora Brembilla, research associate at Loughborough University, outlines current studies into improving solar data in CIBSE climate files in the latest issue of “Light Lines” by The Society of Light and Lighting.

Read the full article on page 9.

July
19
OCCUPANCY-BASED LIGHTING CONTROL – DEVELOPING AN ENERGY SAVING STRATEGY THAT ENSURES OFFICE WORKERS’ COMFORT

Ph.D. thesis by Christel de Bakker, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Office buildings no longer just
serve to provide occupants shelter to the outside world; they are transforming
into autonomous objects because of automation and information technology. Smart
luminaires, for example, are equipped with several sensors that collect data
that can be used to optimize the building operation. Simultaneously, the occupation of these buildings is
changing because of flexible working styles, causing large differences in
individual occupancy patterns. The high-density network of occupancy sensors as
provided by […]

May
31
5th VELUX DAYLIGHT ACADEMIC FORUM

by VELUX Group

We are happy to invite daylight research PhD students to the 5th VELUX Daylight Academic Forum taking place on 8th October 2019 in Paris!

What is the VELUX
Daylight Academic Forum?

VELUX Daylight Academic Forum is a one-day event addressed to PhD students working with daylight research. It is held together with an invited panel of leading scientific experts and provides PhD students with an opportunity to present their study to experienced researchers and fellow students, discuss it […]

April
12
EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR THE 8TH VELUX DAYLIGHT SYMPOSIUM CALL FOR PAPERS

by VELUX Group

Dear educators, researchers, engineers, architects,

Due to high interest the deadline for 8th VELUX Daylight Symposium call for papers has been extended by one week.

The closing deadline for submission is Friday 19 April 2019, which allows more time for you to finalize and submit your exciting abstracts within the following categories:

Health effects of daylight in buildings Human response to daylight and architectural design Economic value of daylight and views Densification of cities and access to daylight Case […]

April
08
FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS TO THE 8TH VELUX DAYLIGHT SYMPOSIUM!

by VELUX Group

Dear architects, educators, engineers, researchers,

The deadline for 8th VELUX Daylight Symposium call for papers abstract submission is approaching! This is the last week to submit your abstracts, so do not miss a chance to come on stage and share your latest inspiring research and insights related to daylight in buildings and people’s lives.

Papers are called for within the following categories:

Health effects of daylight in buildingsHuman response to daylight and architectural designEconomic value of daylight and viewsDensification […]

March
04
VELUX Daylight Academic Forum 2015 5th VELUX DAYLIGHT ACADEMIC FORUM

by VELUX Group

We are happy to invite daylight research PhD students to the 5th VELUX Daylight Academic Forum taking place on 8th October 2019 in Paris

What is the VELUX Daylight Academic Forum?

VELUX Daylight Academic Forum is a one-day event addressed to PhD students working with daylight research. It is held together with an invited panel of leading scientific experts and provides PhD students with an opportunity to present their study to experienced researchers and fellow students, discuss it […]

February
22
Koen Steemers, VELUX Daylight Symposium 8th VELUX DAYLIGHT SYMPOSIUM IN PARIS 9 OCTOBER 2019

by VELUX Group

How can homes, schools and offices truly support human needs? How can these buildings and others be healthy places for their occupants, while also being energy efficient, respectful of resource consumption and in balance with nature?

Answers to these questions and more will be provided at this year’s VELUX Daylight Symposium and VELUX Healthy Buildings Day, which are held for the first time back to back in one best-practice, knowledge-sharing event in Paris on October 9 […]

November
19
INTEGRATED DAYLIGHTING AND ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING CONTROL BASED ON HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE VISION SENSORS

Ph.D. thesis by Ali Motamed, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

One fifth of the electricity consumption of Swiss buildings is due to electric lighting. Integrated control of sun shading and artificial lighting can mitigate this demand while maintaining user comfort. However, the drawback of existing building control approaches is that they do not consider one of the main aspects of human-centric lighting: visual comfort. The goal of this doctoral thesis is to develop an integrated energy efficient sun shading and electric […]

November
09
NON-IMAGE-FORMING EFFECTS OF LIGHT: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE DESIGN OF LIVING AND WORKING ENVIRONMENTS

Ph.D. Thesis by Mathias Adamsson, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Lund University

This summary contains a discussion of the main findings in relation to the general aim of the thesis “Non-Image-Forming Effects of Light: Implications for the Design of Living and Working Environments”and the research questions connecting to the four themes. The work in this thesis has contributed to the research field by adding information on characteristics of the daily light exposure in real-life settings together with seasonal variations regarding psychological […]