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Integrated Lighting Efficiency Analysis in Large Industrial Buildings to Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality

Version 1 : Received: 2 May 2017 / Approved: 4 May 2017 / Online: 4 May 2017 (03:07:19 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 16 June 2017 / Approved: 16 June 2017 / Online: 16 June 2017 (12:29:28 CEST)

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Katunský, D.; Dolníková, E.; Doroudiani, S. Integrated Lighting Efficiency Analysis in Large Industrial Buildings to Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality. Buildings 2017, 7, 47. Katunský, D.; Dolníková, E.; Doroudiani, S. Integrated Lighting Efficiency Analysis in Large Industrial Buildings to Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality. Buildings 2017, 7, 47.

Journal reference: Buildings 2017, 7, 47
DOI: 10.3390/buildings7020047

Abstract

The physical parameters related to indoor lighting in large industrial halls in winter and summer periods were analyzed using in situ measurements and computational methods. Here, we present part of our observations from a comprehensive research on indoor environmental quality of industrial halls with the aims of saving energy and providing a comfortable environment for the workers. The results showed that the procedures used for evaluation of residential or office buildings may not be used for industrial buildings. We also observed that the criteria for occupants’ comforts for indoor industrial buildings may differ from those of other kinds of buildings. Based on these results, an adequate attention is required while designing the industrial buildings. For this reason, appropriate evaluation methods and criteria should be created. Manufacturing halls are integral parts of industrial architecture, including buildings for light industries. Workers spend a substantial part of the time indoor; therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to design, construction, and evaluation of internal spaces of buildings and the occupants’ comfort. The focus must be given particularly to heating and cooling, moisture, and lighting microclimate. We present some observations from evaluation of internal environmental quality of industrial halls with priority on daylighting in combination with the integral lighting.

Subject Areas

industrial building; environment; lighting analysis; building physics; sustainable architecture; computational simulation; integrated lighting; solar radiation; luminance; sky components

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