Reviews of Technical Reports on Daylight and Productivity
P. Boyce, Daylight Dividends Program, Lighting Research Center, 2004Review by Scott Schuetter, Energy Center of Wisconsin:
In October 2003, the California Energy Commission released three reports
prepared by the Heschong-Mahone Group under the Public Interest Energy Research program. These reports describe epidemiological studies of the impact of daylight on:
- Performance of office workers (Windows and Offices: A Study of Office Worker Performance and the Indoor Environment)
- Merchandise sales in a retail store chain (Daylight and Retail Sales)
- Progress of elementary school children (Windows and Classrooms: A Study of Student Performance and the Indoor Environment)
Reviews of each of these studies are included in this report.