Search presentation


Click on any of the presentation to access its dedicated blog page, to type your question and get the answer of the presenter being in another venue (all the Q&A remain in each presentation blog page). search a presentation by key word or topics. Find in any of the dedicated blog pages, its presentation video, slides and paper.

Effects of Coloured Ambient Light on Perceived Temperature for Energy Efficiency: A Preliminary Study in Virtual Reality

Written by

The built environment has a great responsibility for energy consumption and carbon emissions worldwide. Thus, energy conservation in building plays a vital role in sustainable economic growth. Researchers from many disciplines have devoted to the field of design for energy-efficient buildings. However, human factors, as the way people interact or use the designed environment, are also fundamental. In particular, colour-temperature perceptual associations might be used to influence people’s thermal experiences. In this study, we presented two national groups of participants with four rooms in Virtual Reality (VR) to test the effect of coloured ambient light on the perceived thermal comfort, context of use and ambient atmosphere. The results showed that room-lighting could affect the thermal comfort perceived and its advantage for energy conservation. Detailed analyses and future developments are also discussed.

Authors: Siyuan Huang, Giulia Wally Scurati, Roberta Etzi, Francesco Ferrise, Serena Graziosi, Lavinia Chiara Tagliabue, Alberto Gallace, Monica Bordegoni

Additional Info

  • Topics of presentation: Design for Sustainable Materials and Energy
  • Venue: Italy


You have no rights to post comments