Niko Gentile

Associate Senior Lecturer

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Niko works in the field of lighting and daylighting, mixing technical and observed-based evaluation. He blends his background in engineering with principles and methods from the domains of environmental psychology and architecture.

His research focuses on the role of user in driving energy saving for integrated daylighting and electric lighting solutions, targeting mainly at the role of controls.

He participated in the International Energy Agency (IEA) SHC Task 50 and he is currently leading Subtask D of IEA SHC Task 61 / EBC Annex 77 together with Prof Werner Osterhaus, Aarhus University. He recently co-authored the book "Daylighting and lighting under a nordic sky", available in most of online book shops, and supported the creation of NLITED, a modular need-based online course in daylighting of buildings for traditional students and lifelong learners.


UKÄ subject classification

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Applied Psychology


  • lighting
  • lighting controls
  • energy efficiency
  • circadian rhythm
  • energy saving
  • daylighting
  • light


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