Everyone from leading employers to public health officials to educators now realize the built environment has an enormous impact on health and wellbeing. We spend 90% of our time indoors. If indoor spaces don’t provide the environmental conditions our bodies require, our physical, emotional and mental health pays the price. In fact, the spaces we inhabit at work, home and elsewhere may have a bigger influence on our overall health than our lifestyle habits, genetics or medical care.
Cree Lighting will examine the WELL Building Standard guidelines for lighting and discuss the role lighting plays in maintaining proper circadian rhythms, improving mood/energy levels, boosting cognitive function and maintaining a general sense of wellbeing. We’ll review our own research on market perceptions of lighting for wellness, and examine the various ways the lighting industry is bringing the outdoors in to spaces where natural light is impossible or impractical.