Chicago’s Claren Pappo in Chicago Tribune
October 14, 2016
Claren Pappo, an interior architect and instructor at The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago, was recently interviewed by the Chicago Tribune on how light can affect office productivity. “If you’re in a space that has no windows, people tend to be less productive than when they’re in a space where they have access to natural light,” Pappo said. “It helps with your natural body systems, also just tends to raise people’s moods — and they’re just more productive.”
In the article, Pappo recommended that employers allow their employees to have control over their light. “The more natural the light color quality, the more people feel as calm and comfortable as possible,” she said. “We want to stay away from the really warm color temperatures, the oranges and yellows. Even stay away from the extreme blue lights...the older LEDs were pretty blue.”
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