Tag: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
How To Design Circadian-effective Lighting For Schools, Hospitals
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.
Beyond The Task Of Illumination
There are strategies for facilities to implement office lighting for circadian health and well-being.
Coconut Husks Upcycled To Building Panels
Demonstrated in Ghana this past summer, the husk product results from research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology (CASE).
New Metric Could Help Facility Managers Optimize Daylighting
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.