Lighting the Office Workplace and Corridor

Glenn Sweitzer


This article builds on a recently completed pilot study of daylighting potentials in eight office wokplaces that include desktop computer (VDU) screens in Stockholm. The intention was to identify potentials for improving lighting of VDU tasks while reducing electric lighting and cooling loads. The focus concerned wintertime conditions when daylight is most critical to occupant needs and yet most limited and difficult to control. The results suggested not only daylighting potentials within the office workplaces, but also in the common office corridor.

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