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dc.contributor.authorLópez Besora, Judit
dc.contributor.authorIsalgué Buxeda, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorCoch Roura, Helena
dc.contributor.authorCrespo Cabillo, Isabel
dc.contributor.authorAlonso Montolio, Carlos
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Física Aplicada
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Construccions Arquitectòniques I
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Expressió Gràfica Arquitectònica I
dc.identifier.citationLópez, J. [et al.]. Yellow is green: An opportunity for energy savings through colour in architectural spaces. "Energy and buildings", 12 Maig 2014, vol. 78, p. 105-112.
dc.description.abstractToday, the building sector is one of the greatest energy consumers of the world. Therefore, it is impor-tant that designers think about strategies to save energy at the different stages of the building process,including during its life. Considering that a great deal of energy will be spent in artificial lighting, animprovement in the performance in front of light of the architecture itself could lead to a better vision ofthe spaces, which depends on the quantity and quality of light available and on the architectural char-acteristics as well. One of the most influential aspects is the colour of the space. Here, a case study ispresented in which three coloured spaces were assessed by observers under different lighting condi-tions. Luminance and illuminance measurements were taken to compare these values with the votesgiven. The results query the correlation between measured values and luminosity of three-dimensionalspaces. As a consequence, the choice of a particular colour may increase the sensation of light in a spaceand, therefore, a reduction of energy use in artificial lighting is possible. In addition, architectural designcan take advantage of colour to improve the visual quality of indoor spaces.
dc.format.extent8 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Energies
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Arquitectura
dc.subject.lcshColor vision
dc.subject.otherSpatial brightness
dc.subject.otherVisual perception
dc.subject.otherArchitectural spaces
dc.subject.otherLighting quality
dc.subject.otherEnergy savings
dc.titleYellow is green: An opportunity for energy savings through colour in architectural spaces
dc.subject.lemacColors en l'arquitectura
dc.subject.lemacVisió del color
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. AIEM - Arquitectura, energia i medi ambient
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
upcommons.citation.authorLópez, J.; Isalgue, A.; Coch, H.; Crespo, I.; Alonso, C.
upcommons.citation.publicationNameEnergy and buildings

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