Can We Cheat The Brain And Save Energy?
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Sophie is a research assistant at Aalborg University Copenhagen.

                       

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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