Reviews of Technical Reports on Daylight and Productivity


P. Boyce, Daylight Dividends Program, Lighting Research Center, 2004

Review by Scott Schuetter, Energy Center of Wisconsin: 

In October 2003, the California Energy Commission released three reports
prepared by the Heschong-Mahone Group under the Public Interest Energy Research program. These reports describe epidemiological studies of the impact of daylight on:

  • Performance of office workers (Windows and Offices: A Study of Office Worker Performance and the Indoor Environment)
  • Merchandise sales in a retail store chain (Daylight and Retail Sales)
  • Progress of elementary school children (Windows and Classrooms: A Study of Student Performance and the Indoor Environment)

Reviews of each of these studies are included in this report.