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COLUMN IEQ APPLICATIONS

artificial lighting intensity and color temperature to
mimic the natural pattern of sunlight, which aligns
with and may help to maintain residents' circadian
rhythm when they are in indoor spaces. Specifically,
wellness smart homes offering bright cool light to
keep residents energized and alert may help support general functions during the day, and gradually
dimming to a warm amber glow in evening may help
them get a good night's sleep.

Conclusion
Currently, smart home products and platforms have
shown significant potential to help improve health as
well as sustainability and convenience goals-specifically
with respect to improved air quality, thermal comfort,
and lighting. Even if residents already have smart home
devices installed, they may be unfamiliar with the optimal settings for health (e.g., light intensity for different
times of day), or lack knowledge of how to program their
devices for these settings. The popular and easy-to-use
settings for energy efficiency provide a model for how

to make the healthy choice the easy choice. By automating smart home devices, wellness smart homes can
make a meaningful difference in residents' health and
well-being.

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