Smithsonian.com— Nine months in, a family of four adjusts to life in the Honda Smart Home, a testing ground for new technologies at University of California, Davis.
Light & Health
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.
Presentation to ASHRAE Golden Gate Chapter
Presented by Konstantinos Papapmichael, Ph.D
Overview of human light sensing and processing, focusing on well-being and health effects, especially the effects of blue light on circadian rhythms. Lighting strategies and implementation technologies that support human well-being and health, considering key indoor and outdoor applications.
CLTC Director Michael Siminovitch will deliver a lecture on new lighting strategies and technologies, particularly LEDs, and their effects on human health and circadian function.
6 - 8 p.m., Friday, May 2, 2014
Graduate School Studio - 2nd Floor
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thornburi (KMUTT)
Illuminating Engineering Society, San Francisco
Presented by Konstantinos Papamichael
CLTC Co-director Konstantinos Papamichael discusses how new lighting strategies and technologies can impact human health and circadian function, both positively and negatively.
Join CLTC Co-director Konstantinos Papamichael as he discusses how new lighting strategies and technologies can impact human health and circadian function, both positively and negatively. Networking begins at 6:00 p.m., followed by the presentation at 7:00 p.m. and a Q&A session, at Gensler Architecture Design & Planning in San Francisco.
This program will help clear up much of the misinformation and confusion surrounding LED technology while giving building and design professionals dependable guidelines for lighting indoor and outdoor applications.
The Honda Smart Home US is a model zero net energy (ZNE) home located in the UC Davis West Village. Honda collaborated with UC Davis, CLTC and WCEC to build this forward-thinking example of residential sustainability. The home includes daylighting, advanced lighting controls, and high-efficacy, circadian-friendly LED lighting.
Electrical Contractor Magazine – Lighting standards already exist for performing tasks such as reading, threading a needle, cooking and grooming. However, older adults need much more light than the standards currently call for. This has strong implications when planning to light kitchens, bathrooms, clothes closets, entrances and stairways.