A Methodology to Model Occupants' Day Lighting Quality Satisfaction in Residential Buildings

Ehsan Mostavi, Somayeh Asadi

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Abstract

The building overall satisfaction level can be favorably improved by enhancing residents' thermal comfort, indoor air quality, and indoor lighting quality. Various studies have shown that lighting plays a critical role in improving indoor environmental quality and occupant satisfaction. Although the high interaction of lighting and satisfaction has been admitted, the proper methodology that could be employed in the design process is still a missing piece of puzzle. The amount of light and its distribution highly depends on the interior partitions location and exterior envelope design strategies. In order to obtain the most satisfying design, the impact of different strategies should be evaluated during early stages of design. Therefore, this paper presents a model, which is capable of evaluating the lighting satisfaction level of a single-family house. This model employs defined indoor lighting quality index (LQI) and quantified satisfaction model to evaluate building lighting overall satisfaction level. In addition, to illustrate the modeling process and demonstrate the use of developed model, a housing unit is analyzed as an example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan - Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress, CRC 2016
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages1030-1039
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479827
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventConstruction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan, CRC 2016 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: May 31 2016Jun 2 2016

Other

OtherConstruction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan, CRC 2016
CountryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan
Period5/31/166/2/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Mostavi, E., & Asadi, S. (2016). A Methodology to Model Occupants' Day Lighting Quality Satisfaction in Residential Buildings. In Construction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan - Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress, CRC 2016 (pp. 1030-1039). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784479827.104