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A Pilot Study of Effects of Coloured Glazing Systems in a Daylit Office: Visual Comfort, Alertness, Mood and Wellbeing

Zhang, X, Chen, X and Du, J (2017) A Pilot Study of Effects of Coloured Glazing Systems in a Daylit Office: Visual Comfort, Alertness, Mood and Wellbeing. In: Design to thrive: the Proceedings of 33th Conference of Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) , II. pp. 3466-3473. (The 33rd Conference of Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA), 03 July 2017 - 05 July 2017, Edinburgh).

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Abstract

Daylighting can significantly affect human health & well-being in buildings. This article presents an experiment of the impact of several coloured/neutral glazing systems on visual performance, alertness, mood and wellbeing of occupants in a daylit office in Beijing, China. From 10:00 to 16:50 in four days of spring 2016, a total of 15 participants (age: 28.53±5.07) attended the experiment. Both visual and non-visual performances have been assessed using subjective evaluation measures. In the meantime the daylighting/colour conditions were also recorded. It has been found: the bronze glazing was given the least preference when compared with the blue and clear glazing; the blue glazing can achieve similar visual and non-visual performance as the clear glazing, even though there were big differences of spectral transmittances in between. In addition, this study indicated that further investigations would be required to clarify the preference of glazing colour, taking into account human-beings’ biological performances, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coloured glazing, Visual comfort, Alertness and mood, Human wellbeing, Daylit office
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Built Environment
Publisher: NCEUB
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2018 10:39
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2018 10:39
Editors: Brotas, L, Roaf, S and Nicol, F
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9625

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