|Title||Subject Response to Electrochromic Windows|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||Robert D Clear, Vorapat Inkarojrit, Eleanor S Lee|
|Journal||Energy and Buildings|
|Keywords||Electrochromic windows, energy use, Subjective response, Venetian blind use|
Forty-three subjects worked in a private office with switchable electrochromic windows, manually-operated Venetian blinds, and dimmable fluorescent lights. The electrochromic window had a visible transmittance range of approximately 3-60%. Analysis of subject responses and physical data collected during the work sessions showed that the electrochromic windows reduced the incidence of glare compared to working under a fixed transmittance (60%) condition. Subjects used the Venetian blinds less often and preferred the variable transmittance condition, but used slightly more electric lighting with it than they did when window transmittance was fixed.
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