Four images of the same room with a bed in four different lighting temperature conditions ranging from warm to cool

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Professor Michael Siminovitch recently presented, “Circadian Design Principles—Application to Healthcare Facilities,” at a lecture sponsored by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC). This seminar reviewed the ongoing collaboration in circadian design research and development for healthcare applications. These efforts are focused on developing and testing a recommended protocol for integrating circadian lighting design principles into the healthcare environment. CLTC researchers recently completed the construction of a complete experimental hospital patient room with the objective of exploring different controls strategies for enhanced safety and wellness. 

This project is supported by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and through collaborations with Facilities Design and Construction at the UC Davis Medical Center. This work builds upon past circadian lighting efforts of the Honda Smart Home US and through amber night lighting for Eskaton Senior Living Communities. The June 2015 lecture builds upon previously established ties with the HKGBC and ongoing collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on the topic of adaptive energy-efficient lighting design.