Shading Systems for efficient daylighting performance and external view in hospital patient rooms

Healing environments that enjoy natural daylight have a positive impact on the health and well-being of patients and medical staff. This is especially important in-patient rooms, which represent the largest component of hospital buildings. Provision of adequate daylighting is quiet a challenging task in desert locations which are typically characterized by year-long clear skies. The focus was on the impact of shading systems (Sun breakers and Blinds) on year-round illuminance distribution and visual discomfort.

Research Team

  1. Hanan Sabry

Related Journal Publication List

Wagdy, A., Sherif, A., Sabry, H., Arafa, R., & Mashaly, I. (2017). Daylighting simulation for the configuration of external sun-breakers on south oriented windows of hospital patient rooms under a clear desert sky. Solar Energy, 149, 164-175.
Sherif, A., Sabry, H., Wagdy, A., Mashaly, I., & Arafa, R. (2016). Shaping the slats of hospital patient room window blinds for daylighting and external view under desert clear skies. Solar Energy, 133, 1-13.
Sherif, A., Sabry, H., Arafa, R., & Wagdy, A. (2014). Enhancement of daylighting and external view as means for achieving a salutogenic hospital. World Health Design, Architecture, Culture, Technology, Design and Health. International Academy for Design and Health.