R. Ries, A. Mahdavi, V. Loftness, G. Steffy, A. Nahikian
Bibliographic info:
Building Simulation, 7, 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, p. 757-764

Despite  discussions  of  the  universal  workstation, there is increasing workplace dynamics in organizations. These dynamics include space configuration changes, changes in occupant density, and increasing equipment density. Building infrastructures have not evolved to meet these demands, with little flexibility in air conditioning and ventilation, lighting, electrical, and telecommunication systems in new or existing office buildings. Simulation tools can be used to evaluate dynamic workplace scenarios and provide guidance for designers by modeling indoor environmental conditions. This paper presents the results of a study that used a commercially available lighting simulation tool to examine the effects of workplace dynamics and lighting design decisions on the visual quality  provided  for  the  individual   worker  by alternative office lighting systems.