Special Issue "Application of Advanced Lighting Systems in Buildings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: occupant behaviour and comfort; building energy and environmental performance; performance prediction and control; iot based building control; deep learning for buildings; urban heat islands; climate change; architectural lighting; renewable energy
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Lighting is an indispensable element in the successful design and operation of buildings. Lighting defines the overall atmosphere of architectural spaces, and well-lit spaces are a prerequisite to maintain the comfort, well-being, and health of building occupants. The design and control of lighting in buildings poses a large challenge, because lighting is the biggest single consumer of electricity in commercial buildings. Globally, the lighting energy consumption accounts for 20% of total electricity use in office buildings. In order to address these challenges, there have been efforts to develop energy-efficient lighting without sacrificing human comfort and health. One solution is the use of advanced lighting controls, which utilize vacancy sensing, daylight harvesting, task-ambient lighting, etc. Another is the development of innovative light sources such as solid-state lighting. The advent of new lighting technologies allows for the precise and efficient control of lighting but also requires research efforts to understand and examine their visual and physiological effects. It is of particular importance to remove potential light-related risks including glare, depression, reduced productivity, and circadian disorders.
Thus, this Special Issue aims to provide a platform for wide-range professions to understand and discuss the major challenges and new possibilities in the use of advanced lighting systems in the design and control of buildings. This Special Issue is open to the submission of original research articles as well as critical reviews.
Prof. Dr. Geun Young Yun
Manuscript Submission Information
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- visual and non-visual effects of lighting
- development of advanced lighting
- modelling and simulation of lighting
- advanced control of lighting
- daylight harvesting in buildings
- design and optimization of daylighting and electrical lighting
- performance of lighting
- energy and lighting in buildings
- occupant factors in the design and operation of lighting