Day lighting: a lean and sustainable concept in industrial buildings

Theodora Mavridou*, Alexandros Tsigkas

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The industrial sector is one of the largest energy consumers. Lean and Sustainable Thinking leads to environmental, economic and social benefits. Natural lighting is an effective strategy for sustainable construction based on Lean thinking principles providing important environmental and socioeconomic benefits. Much of the research revolves around the relationship between day lighting and office buildings, but few about the relationship between day lighting and industrial buildings. This article is an exploration between the relationship of day lighting with Lean thinking and Sustainable construction. Although there has been a lot of research behind those topics in separation, there is a lack of research that explores the relationship between Lean and sustainable construction and day lighting, and how by successfully utilising those in unison can bring about great environmental, economic and social gains and benefits.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-14
Number of pages9
JournalSpecialty Journal of Architecture and Construction
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2018


  • daylighting
  • industrial building
  • lean construction
  • sustainability
  • energy consumption


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