British Council for Offices (BCO) is the leading forum for the discussion and debate of all issues around the office sector. The 2013 Guide to Lighting aims to provide best practices and professional advice on how to specify good office lighting. Together with the BS EN 12464-1:2011 and the SLL Code for Lighting 2012, these guides pave the way for the appearance driven lighting installations. Lighting is no longer considered a hygiene factor, it is an influential factor in establishing healthy, dynamic and motivational spaces.

The main message is to use daylight effectively and use artificial lighting only where and when required. The aim of this objective is to reduce the amount of energy consumed by lighting.

There was a time when the workplace was designed to accommodate key pieces of equipment, like printers and filing cabinets — and the biggest asset of all, people, were an afterthought. Not so now. The modern office is designed for its people: to recruit, retain and inspire them, and to help them work to their full potential. If you want the best talent, your office can be a deal-breaker.

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Daylight and Energy Use

Visual Comfort and Performance

Shell & Core, CAT A and CAT B