Workplace lighting design just to meet the Regulatory requirements for lux levels and energy usage is often an easier process than designing for the actual users of the space and even more so when a project is on a tight financial budget. Getting the end-clients 'buy-in' early to using non standard layouts and taking a more holistic view is vitally important. Highlighting that having a uniform 500lux across the entire space isn't the only way of lighting the environment, while saving money and energy.
...the future workplace should promote the overall well-being of occupants. Beyond taking care of the physical wellness of inhabitants, ensuring well-being actually goes one step further, to a state where employees are both healthy and happy. Developers globally are recognising that there should be metrics to account for the shift towards assessing the well-being of workplaces. In Singapore, the Building and Construction Authority's Green Mark 2015 parameters include human-centric assessments on indoor air quality, lighting and acoustics, among others. The improvements to productivity brought by a focus on employees' well-being are not intangible - a JLL research found that both improved acoustics and privacy boost productivity by 6 per cent each, while improved views, lighting and day lighting increase productivity by 5.5 per cent.