Special Issue "Human Oriented and Environmentally Friendly Lighting Design of Exterior Areas"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: daylight, exterior lighting; lighting control; lighting design; lighting measurements; photosensors; road and tunnel lighting; sustainable lighting
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Interests: astronomy; dark sky parks; environment; exterior lighting; light pollution; lighting; road lighting; sustainable lighting
The use of artificial lighting in the built environment can affect not only the visual perception and wellbeing of humans but also the environment. As architectural lighting focuses on highlighting building façades and exterior areas, newly formed legislations are trying to minimize the negative effects of the irrational use of artificial lighting. The lack of lighting design and energy consumption restrictions for areas in the exterior of buildings, such as building façades, and sports and recreation areas has led to an increase in the use of lighting installations. On the other hand, awareness of the negative effects of lighting pollution is affecting the lighting design of streets and tunnels. today, with the advent of energy-efficient luminaires (LED) and state-of-the-art lighting control, the need for a better living environment should be placed along with environmentally friendly lighting design techniques. The scope of this Special Issue is to highlight the role of lighting in the built environment, including the corresponding positive and negative issues, and document the current trends of lighting design for areas in the exterior of buildings. Case studies of highly remarkable lighting practices are welcome.
Submitted manuscripts should address one or more of the following topics, in the context of human-oriented and environmentally friendly lighting:
- Architectural lighting;
- Building façade lighting;
- Decision systems for optimized lighting;
- Dark sky;
- Light pollution and impact on human health;
- Light pollution and impact on fauna and flora;
- Lighting in archeology and cultural heritage;
- Lighting simulation and modelling for exterior places;
- Retrofitting strategies, measurement, and verification;
- Road and tunnel lighting;
- Social impact and wellbeing (criminality, ergonomics, safety, etc.);
- Sports lighting;
- Visual impairment and corresponding lighting needs;
- Visual perception.
Assoc. Res. Andreas Papalambrou
Manuscript Submission Information
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- architectural lighting
- building façade
- cultural heritage lighting
- Human-Centric Lighting
- lighting control
- light pollution
- optimized exterior lighting
- sports lighting
- road and tunnel lighting
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