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A Bayesian method of evaluating discomfort due to glare: the effect of order bias from a large glare source (2018)
Journal Article
Kent, M., Cheung, T., Altomonte, S., Schiavon, S., & Lipczyńska, A. (2018). A Bayesian method of evaluating discomfort due to glare: the effect of order bias from a large glare source. Building and Environment, 146, (258-267). doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.10.005. ISSN 0360-1323

Replicating scientific findings is a fundamental aspect of research. However, in studies of discomfort due to glare, it is difficult to make comparisons between the results of different experiments since the statistical tests usually reported do not... Read More

An experimental study on the effect of visual tasks on discomfort due to peripheral glare (2018)
Journal Article
Kent, M. G., Fotios, S., & Altomonte, S. (2019). An experimental study on the effect of visual tasks on discomfort due to peripheral glare. LEUKOS, 15(1), 17-28. doi:10.1080/15502724.2018.1489282

This article concerns discomfort due to sources of glare in the peripheral visual field. A visual task is needed to maintain foveal fixation at a known location and in past studies the tasks have ranged from a simple fixation mark to a task requiring... Read More

Sensitivity analysis for energy modelling based on daylight simulations (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Abdelwahab, S., Rutherford, P., Kent, M. G., & Altomonte, S. (2018). Sensitivity analysis for energy modelling based on daylight simulations. In International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment: SDBE 2018: proceedings, 49-60

Simulation techniques for modelling the lighting and energy performance of buildings are becoming widely available. Previous research by the authors found the outcomes of lighting simulation to be substantively influenced by individual settings of va... Read More

Order effects when using Hopkinson’s multiple criterion scale of discomfort due to glare (2018)
Journal Article
Kent, M. G., Fotios, S., & Altomonte, S. (2018). Order effects when using Hopkinson’s multiple criterion scale of discomfort due to glare. Building and Environment, 136, (54-61). doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.03.022. ISSN 0360-1323

Hopkinson’s multiple criterion scale is widely used to investigate the subjective degree of discomfort due to glare. Using an adjustment procedure, glare source luminance is adjusted to reveal four levels of discomfort, typically: just imperceptible,... Read More

Indoor environmental quality and occupant satisfaction in green-certified buildings (2017)
Journal Article
Altomonte, S., Schiavon, S., Kent, M. G., & Brager, G. (in press). Indoor environmental quality and occupant satisfaction in green-certified buildings. Building Research and Information, doi:10.1080/09613218.2018.1383715. ISSN 0961-3218

Green building certification systems aim at improving the design and operation of buildings. However, few detailed studies have investigated whether green rating leads to higher occupant satisfaction with indoor environmental quality (IEQ). This rese... Read More

Discomfort glare evaluation: the influence of anchor bias in luminance adjustments (2017)
Journal Article
Kent, M., Fotios, S., & Altomonte, S. (in press). Discomfort glare evaluation: the influence of anchor bias in luminance adjustments. Lighting Research and Technology, doi:10.1177/1477153517734280. ISSN 1477-1535

Luminance adjustment is a procedure commonly used to evaluate discomfort glare and the results from adjustment experiments form the basis of some recommendations for limiting its occurrence. There are, however, strong reasons to expect that settings... Read More

A review of the potential of smart homes to support independent living (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Fox, C., Rodrigues, L. T., Altomonte, S., & Gillott, M. C. (2017). A review of the potential of smart homes to support independent living

Between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world's population over 60 years of age is expected to nearly double, from 12% to 22%. Whilst hospitals offer care to people with health problems, support at home is generally limited to carers, a costly l... Read More

Satisfaction with indoor environmental quality in BREEAM and non-BREEAM certified office buildings (2017)
Journal Article
Altomonte, S., Saadouni, S., Kent, M. G., & Schiavon, S. (in press). Satisfaction with indoor environmental quality in BREEAM and non-BREEAM certified office buildings. Architectural Science Review, 60(4), doi:10.1080/00038628.2017.1336983. ISSN 0003-8628

This paper presents preliminary analysis of occupant satisfaction with indoor environmental quality in Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) and non-BREEAM certified offices in the UK. Results from cross-sectional q... Read More

Temporal effects on glare response from daylight (2016)
Journal Article
Kent, M. G., Altomonte, S., Wilson, R., & Tregenza, P. R. (in press). Temporal effects on glare response from daylight. Building and Environment, doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.09.002. ISSN 0360-1323

A previous series of experiments conducted by the authors under a controlled laboratory setting detected substantive evidence of an effect of time of day, and the influence of various temporal variables, on reported glare sensation from artificial li... Read More

Interactive and situated learning in education for sustainability (2016)
Journal Article
Altomonte, S., Logan, B., Feisst, M., Rutherford, P., & Wilson, R. (2016). Interactive and situated learning in education for sustainability. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 17(3), doi:10.1108/IJSHE-01-2015-0003. ISSN 1467-6370

Purpose This study aims to explore the opportunities offered by interactive and situated learning (e-learning and m-learning) in support of education for sustainability in disciplines of the built environment. Design/methodology/approach The... Read More

Visual task difficulty and temporal influences in glare response (2015)
Journal Article
Altomonte, S., Kent, M. G., Tregenza, P. R., & Wilson, R. (2016). Visual task difficulty and temporal influences in glare response. Building and Environment, 95, ISSN 0360-1323

The literature suggests that glare sensation may be influenced by visual task difficulty. Previous research by the authors provided reasons to infer that the perceived level of visual discomfort may vary with time of day and be affected by temporal a... Read More

Temporal variables and personal factors in glare sensation (2015)
Journal Article
Kent, M., Altomonte, S., Tregenza, P., & Wilson, R. (in press). Temporal variables and personal factors in glare sensation. Lighting Research and Technology, 48(6), doi:10.1177/1477153515578310. ISSN 1477-1535

Previous laboratory experiments have provided evidence of an effect of time of day on glare sensation. During the tests, temporal variables and personal factors were also measured to analyse their influence on levels of visual discomfort as the day p... Read More

Human factors in the design of sustainable built environments (2014)
Journal Article
Altomonte, S., Rutherford, P., & Wilson, R. (in press). Human factors in the design of sustainable built environments. Intelligent Buildings International, 7(4), doi:10.1080/17508975.2014.970121. ISSN 1750-8975

Scientific research provides convincing evidence that climate change is having significant impacts on many aspects of life. In the built-environment domain, regulatory requirements are pushing the challenges of environmental, economic, and social sus... Read More

Discomfort glare and time of day (2014)
Journal Article
Kent, M. G., Altomonte, S., Tregenza, P. R., & Wilson, R. (in press). Discomfort glare and time of day. Lighting Research and Technology, 47(6), doi:10.1177/1477153514547291. ISSN 1477-1535

There are strong reasons to suspect that glare sensation varies with time of the day. This study was designed to test whether such a relationship exists. Thirty subjects were exposed to an artificial lighting source at four times of the day. The sour... Read More

Influence of factors unrelated to environmental quality on occupant satisfaction in LEED and non-LEED certified buildings (2014)
Journal Article
Schiavon, S., & Altomonte, S. (in press). Influence of factors unrelated to environmental quality on occupant satisfaction in LEED and non-LEED certified buildings. Building and Environment, 77, doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.03.028. ISSN 0360-1323

Occupant satisfaction in office buildings has been correlated to the indoor environmental quality of workspaces, but can also be influenced by factors distinct from conventional IEQ parameters such as building features, personal characteristics, and... Read More

Occupant satisfaction in LEED and non-LEED certified buildings (2013)
Journal Article
Altomonte, S., & Schiavon, S. (in press). Occupant satisfaction in LEED and non-LEED certified buildings. Building and Environment, 68, doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2013.06.008. ISSN 0360-1323

Occupant satisfaction with indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in office buildings has been positively correlated to self-estimated job performance and, potentially, to overall company productivity. LEED is a voluntary, consensus-based, market-driven... Read More

Mapping the way forward: education for sustainability in architecture and urban design (2012)
Journal Article
Altomonte, S., Rutherford, P., & Wilson, R. (2014). Mapping the way forward: education for sustainability in architecture and urban design. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 21(3), doi:10.1002/csr.1311. ISSN 1535-3958

Given the growing relevance of the sustainability agenda to the professions of the built environment, one way to ensure that its mandates are effectively integrated in architecture and urban design is to revisit the role that education, particularly... Read More