The entrance, more than any other space, gives the office building its character and is the public face of both the building and the company. In addition to an inviting light setting, both the luminaire design and the lighting scheme form the first impression of the visitor.
Modern office workers spend more and more time away from their desks in formal or informal meeting spaces. Open plan offices have communication zones where workers move around and talk to each other. The lighting of these areas should support the conditions for visual communication.
Although open plan offices become increasingly popular, the standard cell office is still prevalent in old as well as new buildings.
Open plan offices form the arena for both individual and team work. Several zones fulfil various needs from informal meetings to concentrated work. Flexible, energy saving lighting with individual control is the cornerstone of modern office lighting.
Meeting rooms need careful attention because the range of activities spans from one‐to‐one talks via presentation to big conferences. At the same time, the interior and lighting design communicate the company culture internally and externally.
Tools for videoconferencing have become more pervasive over the last decades. Video conference rooms supported by good lighting improve team productivity, strengthen customer relationships, and share knowledge throughout the organization and beyond.
Humans spend most of their time awake indoors. That makes office areas excellent places to implement Human Centric Lighting solutions. Such solutions can bring increased energy and motivation to employees.