Can We Cheat The Brain And Save Energy?
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My interest concerns optimisation of the indoor climate while having focus on sustainability, building performance and human comfort. I am specislized in light measurements, light perception, daylight and lighting, and how light influence humans as well as biological systems. I believe that building and indoor climate optimization is a multi-factor disciplin.

I have a M.Sc. in horticulture and a PhD where the focus has been on measurement of light, photosynthesis optimization, circadian rhythms, energy reduction and intelligent greenhouse climate control.

                       

Can We Cheat The Brain And Save Energy?

Conditioning of built environments dominates global energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. If lighting can be used actively to stimulate our perception of the thermal environment, there may be a potential to expand the temperature interval that building occupants find comfortable and thereby reduce the amount of energy used to heat and cool buildings. This was the hypothesis of our recently-completed study that explored how lighting characteristics can nudge our perception of other indoor environment domains. Usually, the rate at...

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