This August 15, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about a recent study that seems to show that workers who are exposed to natural light or a comparable artificial light source seem to do better with regards to having a regular sleep pattern and overall having better quality of mental health than those who were working in windowless work places with artificial light that was less comparable to real sunlight. They feel more research is needed into this, but at this time are suggesting that architects find ways to include natural light in their designs not just to aid in keeping lighting costs down, but to also potentially improve the mental health of those who will be spending time in the building when it is completed.
- Science Confirms: Your Windowless Newsroom Is Making You Sick (mediabistro.com)
- Brilliant Invention Brings LED Sunshine to Windowless Rooms (inhabitat.com)
- Natural Light Exposure Improves Employee Health; Workers Tend To Exercise And Sleep Better (medicaldaily.com)
- Windowless Offices Have A Serious Effect On Employees (designntrend.com)