Analyses of Daylighting Effects on Human Health in Buildings

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), North Cyprus.

2 Department of Architecture, Jolfa International Branch, Islamic Azad University, Jolfa, Iran.

3 Department of Architecture, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Urmia, Iran.

4 Department of Electronic Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Urmia, Iran.


Even though human beings feel cheerful and happy when living and working under artificial light, but science have proved that feeling healthy, happiness and well-being is dependent on daylighting conditions in the working & living. One of the major reasons behind it refers to spreading of diseases like bone diseases, rickets, heart failure disease, cancer and stress. Nowadays, inappropriate utilization of daylighting in buildings’ interior spaces resulted encountering sick syndrome for building users. However, the quality of any architectural space designed is measured by the healthy factor of those buildings, that is to say what extend the space adapts daylight in its design process. Presently, there are many softwares available for architects which could be used to analyse building adaptation with daylighting strategies affect the healthy issues outcomes in the built environment. The research finding indicates that daylight has a great impact in human health, psychology, productivity and well- being.