Lighting Research Center
Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Lighting Research Center articles below.
Guidance for designing circadian-effective lighting in K-12 classrooms and hospital patient rooms, while avoiding increased energy use, is now available from the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
The report from LRC, Lighting Answers: UV Disinfection Products, considers product effectiveness, radiation safety, and energy use in buildings.
The development of daylighting metrics has been the subject of considerable effort and debate, but no widely accepted metric has emerged to help recognize well-daylit buildings. Although simulation software exists to assist in daylight analysis, these programs are often overly complex and involve a high level of expertise. On the other hand, rule-of-thumb approaches that are often used to aid in the decision making process are based on overly simplified assumptions.