13 Nov '17, 10pm

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Over the last few weeks, WorldGBC has been examining the tensions and compatibilities between reducing carbon emissions and improving health and wellbeing in buildings in a series of blogs. In this next piece, Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public and Government Affairs at Philips Lighting, a member of WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board, looks at the need to focus not on daylighting or artificial lighting, but on “human-centric” lighting. It is important that when we talk about green buildings we are clear about how we define that term. After all, to achieve the lowest energy consumption, a building would have no windows, heating, ventilation, air conditioning or electric lighting, but that is hardly putting people at the heart of the design. We therefore need to look at how we develop buildings that optimise the balance between their users’ health and wellbeing and reduci...

Full article: http://www.worldgbc.org/news-media/building-body-clocks-h...

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