Werner Osterhaus/DE/DK

Lighting designers improve lighting energy performance through user-centred lighting design

Presentation date: 26. October
Presentation time: 17:15

Based on a survey of peer-reviewed research, mainly published during the last decade – conducted as part of IEA SHC Task 61/EBC Annex 77 on “Integrated Solutions for Daylighting and Electric Lighting: from Component to User-Centred System Efficiency” – the interrelationship between lighting solutions, user interface design, feedback systems, user behaviour and lighting energy performance has been assessed. The aim was to identify user-centred strategies likely to lead to energy savings while maintaining user satisfaction and comfort.

Introduced by

Prof. Werner Osterhaus/DE/DK, Aarhus University Denmark

Werner Osterhaus is an architect, lighting designer and Professor of Lighting Design Research at the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University in Denmark. His passion lies in applying design, technology and science to architectural (day)lighting to ensure well-being and pleasant experiences for building occupants and a sustainable built environment. Werner has been involved in daylighting research and design since he first started working with the Windows and Daylighting research group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1987.

Since 1994, he has been a full-time academic in schools of architecture in the USA, New Zealand and Germany, and since 2009 in a department of engineering in Denmark.  His focus is on lighting design, sustainable architecture and building environmental science.  Werner has led and contributed to numerous national and international research projects, published many scientific articles, and regularly serves as reviewer for research funding agencies and international journals.