Jaka Potočnik

Jaka Potočnik
University of Ljubljana · Department of Civil Engineering

PhD

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Nowadays, engineering students tend to focus on computer simulations for the study of real-world phenomena, although in many cases they do not understand the basic principles behind the specific software. Therefore, in the time of computers, using a heliodon (physical device for solar analysis) for educational purposes might be an encouragement. Th...
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Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) is a key issue in the design and renovation of any indoor building environment. It is comprised of different aspects (e.g. visual, thermal, acoustic comfort, etc.), which directly affect the building occupants' wellbeing. Studies on this topic have grown rapidly in recent years, as the time that occupants spend in...
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Daylight is ever more recognised as a major synchroniser of circadian rhythms, linking us to the 24 h solar day. However, the time that urbanised humans spend outdoors has decreased substantially during the last century, which highlights the importance of appropriate indoor daylighting. Quality and quantity of daylight in indoor environments are pr...
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Colour of interior surfaces has to be considered in order to provide optimal visual and non-visual performance. Colour selection is often related to the occupant's colour preferences. First part of the presented study was a questionnaire-based cross-sectional study among the employees of the University of Ljubljana conducted in December 2019 in ord...
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An average working individual in today's society spends a considerable amount of a typical day in an office environment. This, in turn, can negatively influence her or his circadian system if the indoor built environment is not designed to provide adequate luminous conditions. Therefore, the presented paper's main objective was to address the exten...
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Light, especially daylight, has been recognized by advances in science over the past decades as the main coordinator of the daily biological rhythm of people with a 24-hour solar rhythm. The photoreceptor responsible for the non-visual perception is more sensitive to the blue component of light than the visual perception system. Therefore, it is ne...
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In the early phases of building design, it is essential to quantify the relevance of passive design measures in order to assure the desired thermal performance of buildings throughout their lifespan. In the present research work, the authors investigated the relevance of the selected passive design measures for heating and cooling energy use of sin...
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An experiment was designed in order to evaluate daylighting of a real cellular office, where a hypothetical worker's perceived luminous environment was monitored in order to assess the relation between circadian potential and visual demands. The results demonstrate that control over the horizontal illuminance through shading of the workplace signif...
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An experiment was designed in order to evaluate daylighting of a real cellular office, where a hypothetical worker's perceived luminous environment was monitored in order to assess the relation between circadian potential and visual demands. The results demonstrate that control over the horizontal illuminance through shading of the workplace signif...
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As the evidence for anthropogenic climate change is mounting, the need to evaluate its potential impacts in upcoming decades is becoming ever more important. As urbanised environments will be substantially affected, the evaluation of climate change impacts on building performance is crucial to ensure the sustainability and resilience of the built e...

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The main goal of the proposed research project is to establish a methodology and associated models of deep learning that will enable a preliminary evaluation of a healthy lighting environment in buildings. Specifically, the assessment of the circadian and visual aspects of daylight based on the climate data of the selected location and the basic characteristics of the indoor space in question from the perspective of a hypothetical seated occupant.