DAYLIGHT Symposium 2009
Daylight, Energy Efficiency and Human Health

The 3rd daylight symposium focused specifically on the benefits of daylight in connection with energy use in buildings and human health.

Worldwide interest in daylighting has been renewed considerably to meet future challenges in relation to energy efficiency and a growing movement towards sustainable buildings has established a hopeful target for buildings to reach energy self-sufficiency in the near future.

At the same time, medical and health research is focusing more on light and its effect on human health and a unified understanding of light and its impact on human beings have evolved; in general, buildings using daylight are healthier places to live in.

Photo: Zonnestraal Sanatorium restored by Wessel de Jonge, © Sybolt Voeten/Michel Kievits