TRC conducted these studies as part of the Daylighting and Productivity PIER Program, funded by the California Energy Commission.
This groundbreaking research quantified how skylights can affect sales at a chain retail store; how daylight, view, and glare conditions in classrooms can impact student learning; and how windows and visual comfort conditions can relate to office worker performance. These productivity studies used various metrics such as retail sales, student test scores, average call handling times in a call center and other memory and cognitive test scores to carefully develop correlations between human productivity and indoor environmental conditions.
The study found that:
For more information, read the complete Daylighting and Productivity Studies: