IEA SHC Task 61 / EBC Annex 77 "Integrated Solutions for Daylighting and Electric Lighting: From component to user centered system efficiency"

Project: ResearchInterdisciplinary research, International collaboration, Collaboration with industry

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Applied Psychology

Keywords

  • lighting, daylighting, lighting control systems, energy efficiency, energy saving, lighting integration, facade design, shading, behaviour

Description

Lighting accounts for approximately 19% of the global electric energy consumption. Research and development in the field of energy efficient lighting techniques encompassing daylighting, electric lighting and lighting controls potentially can contribute significantly to reduce this demand. Nonetheless, growing economies, higher user demands for quality lighting and rebound effects as a result of low priced and more versatile electric lighting – “more for less” – lead to an absolute increase of the worldwide lighting energy consumption. More light is used, less consciously.

The lighting as well as the façade market have seen significant technological developments and strong growth in the past decade - where nevertheless both market sectors still act mainly completely independent of each other, leaving out big chances for better user centred and at the same time efficient systems.

Research and developments in the field of energy efficient lighting techniques that integrates daylighting, electric lighting and lighting controls is thus needed. The ultimate goal is employing this integrated approach and bringing these techniques to the market which can reduce significantly worldwide electricity consumption and CO2 emissions. These activities will therefore be in line with several different governmental energy efficiency and sustainability targets.

For more information contact Jan de Boer of Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, jan.deboer@ibp.fraunhofer.de.
Short titleHigh-efficient lighting schemes for user-driven energy saving
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2018/01/012021/06/30

Participants

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Niko Gentile & Thorbjörn Laike

Swedish Energy Agency

2018/01/012021/06/30

Project: ResearchInterdisciplinary research, International collaboration, Collaboration with industry

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Related research output

Osterhaus, W., Niko Gentile, García Alvarez, M., Naves David Amorim, C. & Altomonte, S., 2019 Oct 26, Proceedings of the 8th Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC 2019). Ritter, J. (ed.). VIA-Verlag, p. 226 227 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Niko Gentile, Osterhaus, W., Altomonte, S., García Alvarez, M., Garcia-Hansen, V., Naves David Amorim, C. & Obradovic, B., 2019, Proceedings of the 29th Session of the CIE: CIE x046:2019. VIenna: CIE, Vienna, Vol. 1. p. 205-215 11 p. OP32

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

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Related activities

Gentile, N. (Speaker)
2019 Nov 8

Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Gentile, N. (Speaker)
2019 Jun 18

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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