Benefits of daylight go beyond just the health impacts!

Micène Fontaine, March 23, 2023

As architects and designers, you know the importance of incorporating natural light as a sculptural and architectural element in your work. However, did you know that daylight can also provide good health and wellbeing for building occupants?

Exposure to natural light has been shown to have numerous health benefits, such as regulating sleep/wake times, improving focus, and reducing eye strain. And the benefits of daylighting go beyond just the health impacts. 

Healthy Buildings and daylighting

There is a growing trend in consumer demand for healthy indoor environments. Incorporating daylight into your designs can help you meet this demand and create a more sustainable built environment.

For a deeper dive into this topic, check out the TEDMED talk "Why an enlightened design integrates illumination" with Mariana Figueiro. For a discussion on minimum levels at which daylight should be provided indoors and basic daylight modeling for design visualization, check out our Change by Design session with Taleen Josefsson "Designing Well Daylight Spaces."

Here's to daylighting - by design.

:Change by Design