Lighting energy performance determination in office environments through implementation of EN 15193-1 for Turkey

Yilmaz F.

Lighting Research and Technology, vol.53, no.8, pp.749-776, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1477153520987420
  • Journal Name: Lighting Research and Technology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Environment Index, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.749-776
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Office buildings are building typologies where efficient and optimal use of lighting energy is crucial while providing comfortable visual environments. The purpose of this study is to explore the impact of diverse architectural design alternatives on lighting energy requirements and lighting energy saving possibilities through a case study. In this study, a total of 3888 design alternatives are investigated in a comparative way in terms of daylighting system design alternatives, artificial lighting system design scenarios, artificial lighting system control types and shading system control options. Introducing the adaptation process of the EN 15193-1:2017 standard for Turkey’s specific climatic and geographical conditions and considering diverse lighting design scenarios, results of this parametric study aim to underline the significance of architectural design strategies in office buildings for the reduction of lighting energy requirements.