User-oriented method as a way to humanise the user-energy relationship in public lighting

Eduardo Gonçalves, Ana Margarida Ferreira, Henri Christiaans

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    Abstract

    Current public lighting is predominately directed to reducing energy and often is understood as a technical issue rather than a human one, mostly based on photometric visual performance. By taking advantage of the inherent flexibility of current lighting technologies, this research aimed to contribute to a more sustainable lighting design practice, through the design of adaptive lighting solutions that improve the relationship between users, the space they inhabit and energy use. To confirm the hypothesis, it was developed a user-oriented method that considers a specific user-space relationship and the user’s perception of well-being. Tested via two outdoor field experiment in an urban space in the south of Portugal, qualitative and quantitative statistical analysis of the collected data, suggest that the method can provide data to aid the design of more tailored and flexible public lighting solutions that can balance the user-energy relationship, improving the overall sustainability of our cities.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors, Sustainable Urban Plannin and Infrastructure
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors, Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure, 2017
    EditorsJ. Charytonowicz
    Place of PublicationCham
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages106-118
    Number of pages13
    Edition1
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-60450-3
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-60449-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventAHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors, Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure - The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, United States
    Duration: 17 Jul 201721 Jul 2017

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing
    Volume600
    ISSN (Print)2194-5357

    Conference

    ConferenceAHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors, Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure
    CountryUnited States
    CityLos Angeles
    Period17/07/1721/07/17

    Keywords

    • Adaptive lighting
    • ALDA method
    • Lighting design
    • Sustainability
    • User-oriented design

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