Coming this Spring from Wiley Publishing
Evidence-Based Lighting Design
by Deborah Burnett ASID, CMG, LGC, AASM and James Benya PE, FIES, FIALD
Evidence-Based Lighting Design provides professionals with the tools needed to inform and educate clients and craft and deliver design solutions more effectively. The book empowers design professionals to create wellness-promoting environments suitable for current and future generations.
Evidence-Based Lighting Design enables professionals to recognize and plan the vital role lighting must play throughout the design process and beyond. The book proposes innovative application protocols while establishing best-practice methodologies. The book also explores and demonstrates proposed design approaches for a number of common situations where evidence is robust, marginal or sorely lacking.
Evidence-Based Lighting Design examines the impact of ambient light on human health, well-being and behavior. Introducing professionals to the emerging field of evidence-based lighting design, the book reviews the evidence supporting positive wellness and promoting positive outcomes.
Architects, engineers, designers and other building-sciences-related professionals and students learn how and why ambient lighting is now known to impact human health, wellness and behavior.
Evidence-Based Lighting Design is not a medical textbook, but does provide information and analysis professionals need regarding anatomical, photochemical, neurochemical, and other human processes related to light and natural cycles.
The analysis includes scientific evidence of how ambient light impacts other living beings, including plants, mammals, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and fish. Peer-reviewed, clinical and applied scientific research from the fields of chronobiology, photobiology, scotobiology and sleep medicine are reviewed.