Natural Light in the Workplace

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Leo J. Trombatore State Office Building - Caltrans District 3 Headquarters
Marysville, California
Impact of Natural Light
Acoustics in Green Buildings
Change Management: Modifying Behavior
Design Intervention

Caltrans (California Department of Transportation) planned its new headquarters to incorporate abundant natural light at staff workstations and an open office environment to increase collegiality and cooperation for work-teams. The behavioral post-occupancy study results show that staff whose workstations are in direct natural light were 15% more likelly satisfied with the facility overall and 19% more likely to report that their ability to work with a team had improved in the new building.