The Window Source Scientists Say Windows increases Health, Productivity, and Comfort New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine
The Lighting Research Center in Troy, N.Y. have reported that utilizing daylight as a primary light source in buildings has a positive effect on human performance, productivity, and health. They also found, when constructed correctly, using windows to light rooms helps lower energy consumption.
“Our knowledge of how lighting conditions might affect human performance through the circadian system has grown rapidly in recent years.”
“Windows that provide a view out as well as daylight can reduce stress and hence reduce the demand for health services.”
“Every lighting installation sends a message about the people who designed it, who bought it, who work under it, who maintain it, and about the place it is located… “The importance of this message is sometimes enough to override conditions that might be expected to cause discomfort.”
Is it really all that surprising, though? Stay healthy and get more sunlight!