|Title||Office Worker Response to an Automated Venetian Blind and Electric Lighting System: A Pilot Study|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1998|
|Authors||Edward L Vine, Eleanor S Lee, Robert D Clear, Dennis L DiBartolomeo, Stephen E Selkowitz|
|Journal||Energy and Buildings|
|Keywords||behavior, Comfort, commercial buildings, daylighting, envelope|
A prototype integrated, dynamic building envelope and lighting system designed to optimize daylight admission and solar heat gain rejection on a real-time basis in a commercial office building is evaluated. Office worker response to the system and occupant-based modifications to the control system are investigated to determine if the design and operation of the prototype system can be improved. Key findings from the study are: (1) the prototype integrated envelope and lighting system is ready for field testing, (2) most office workers (N=14) were satisfied with the system, and (3) there were few complaints. Additional studies are needed to explain how illuminance distribution, lighting quality, and room design can affect workplane illuminance preferences.
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