A demonstration of energy-efficient lighting in residential new construction

P. Banwell, J. Brons, J. P. Freyssinier-Nova, P. Rizzo, M. Figueiro

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This field study uses a new model home demonstrating good lighting-design principles with energy-efficient solutions. Surveys showed that builders and the general public accepted and even preferred the appearance and the lighting effects of energy-efficient lighting technologies. Key to the success was integration with architectural features, colour schemes, and user lifestyle. Detailed survey results, energy savings, and illuminance comparisons are presented, as well as a discussion of ongoing barriers to the use of energy-efficient technology. Designers share 'lessons learned' from this design case study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-164
Number of pages18
JournalLighting Research and Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


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