Window views have been shown to have positive effects on occupants’ health, well-being and productivity. However, we lack consensus on a unified definition for window view quality and assessment methods. In response, we defined window view quality as the quality of the visual connection to the outdoors that satisfies building occupants, and its primary components: content, access, clarity. We also identified research needs in a position statement signed by 55 experts. The statement is publicly available here.
This publication was co-authored by Siobhan Rockcastle and more than 50 other expert researchers in the field of lighting and view analysis.