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Productive office 2005

Project Team at Lighting Laboratory
Project Partners
  • TKK, Laboratory of HVAC
  • TKK, Department of Architecture
  • TKK, Construction Economics and Management
  • TKK, Laboratory of Media Technology
  • TTL, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), Helsinki
  • Turku Regional Institute of Occupational Health, Turku
  • Uusimaa Regional Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki
  • TTY, Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Industrial Engineering and Management
Project Objectives

The Productive Office 2005 project approaches the questions of indoor environment and productivity with multidisciplinary thinking. All sources causing exposures to human beings in an office environment are taken into consideration. They include the thermal conditions, indoor air contaminants, lighting and acoustics. Their effects on human responses, performance and productivity will be studied, productivity being measured both at individual and group level. Several intervention studies were carried out during the project, the objectives of which were either to eliminate a negative factor affecting well-being, performance and productivity in the indoor environment or enhance a positive factor. The project included also laboratory studies in the fields of lighting and acoustics. The visual characteristics of display units and the effects of artificial light and daylight on productivity were assessed.

  • Hongisto V., Holopainen R., Kemppilä S., Korhonen P., Lahtinen M., Lehtovaara J., Niemelä R., Palonen J., Penttilä J., Nykyri E., Reijula K., Saari A., Seppänen O., Siitonen T., Takki T., Tissari T., Tuomainen M., Valkama E., Tuottava toimisto 2005, Loppuraportti, TKK LVI-tekniikan laboratorio, Raportti B77, Espoo 2004.
  • Gligor Viorel, The Luminous Environment and Office Productivity, Licentiate Thesis, Helsinki University of Tehcnology, 4 June, 2004, Otaniemi, Finland
  • Halonen L., Oittinen P., Lehtovaara J., Gligor V., Hyvärinen M., Penttilä J., Ståhl H., Haataja J., Raportti 1: Tuottavan Toimistotyön Valaistus, Teknillinen Korkeakoulu - Valaistuslaboratorio, ISBN 951-22-7529-5, ISSN 1455-7541
  • Lehtovaara J., Hyvärinen M., Penttilä J., Halonen L., Oittinen P., Raportti 2: Tuottavan Toimistotyön Valaistus, Teknillinen Korkeakoulu - Valaistuslaboratorio, ISBN 951-22-7530-9, ISSN 1455-7541
  • Lehtovaara, Jorma, Halonen, Liisa, Productive Office 2005 - Experiments in Light Cube, IEA Task31 report 2004. 20p.
  • Gligor V., Hyvärinen M., Halonen L., Lehtovaara J. Known and less known aspects of lighting in office work. Iluminat 2003. The 2nd International Lighting Conference , Cluj Napoca, Romania, 8-9 May 2003.
  • Gligor, V., Lehtovaara, J., Halonen, L. Innovative office building - lighting, productivity and energy. The 3rd European Conference on energy Performance & Indoor Climate in Buildings, The 23rd Conference of the Air Infiltration & Ventilation Centre, Lyon, France, pp. 679-684.
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