Why Daylight Matters

Daylight Matters

Access to daylight reduces stress and may increase productivity. Workers overwhelmingly prefer working near windows. Natural light provides variety and stimulation during the day. Tapping natural light as a resource reduces energy use.

Daylight has a powerful influence on people because it affects the chronobiological system, which is responsible for regulating our sleep/wake cycles.  Our preference for views is also traced to early humans’ dependence on being able to see without being seen, which was key to our survival! When we are designing workspaces, we like to include glass panels, glazed moveable walls, lower panel heights and translucent or mesh partitions/walls.