We spend 90 percent of our lives indoors, but research clearly shows that human wellness is dependent on exposure to natural light and nature. Light regulates our internal clocks, which in turn drives our ability to sleep, maintains our metabolism, boosts our immune system, and improves our focus. It even reduces stress and depression.

In this discussion, we will share results of groundbreaking research showing why we need to ditch the drapes to make people in our buildings healthier and happier.
Usha Satish
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Usha Satish, PHD, is a Professor at the Department of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Visiting Professor in the Department of Surgery, Stanford School of Medicine. Her pioneering work with health care professionals in the “how” of decision making using simulated technology has won her several accolades and her work is published in several peer-reviewed journals.
Anjali Joseph
Professor, School of Architecture, Clemson University
Anjali Joseph, Ph.D., EDAC is the Spartanburg Regional Health System Endowed Chair in Architecture + Health Design; and Director of the Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing at Clemson University. Dr. Joseph is focused on using simulation and prototyping methods to research and test the effectiveness of promising design solutions that may impact patient safety in high-stress healthcare environments. She has focused her research on multidisciplinary approaches to improving patient safety in healthcare through the development of tools and built environment solutions.
Mariana Figueiro
Professor, Population Health Science and Policy, Mount Sinai
Mariana Figueiro is the Director of the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Professor of Population Health Science and Policy at Mount Sinai. Her research pertains to the effects of light on health, circadian rhythms, and lighting for the elderly. She has written numerous scientific articles and has given a TED talk outlining her groundbreaking work. She works closely with leading healthcare institutions and businesses to ensure that the light interventions reflect the biophysical properties for circadian entrainment.
View is the leader in smart building technologies that transform buildings to improve human health and experience, reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, and generate additional revenue for building owners. View Smart Windows use artificial intelligence to automatically adjust in response to the sun, eliminating the need for blinds and increasing access to natural light. Every View installation includes a cloud-connected smart building platform that can easily be extended to improve indoor cellular coverage, enhance building security, and reimagine the occupant experience. View is installed and designed into 75 million square feet of buildings including offices, hospitals, airports, educational facilities, hotels and multi-family residences.
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