Tidbit 08/20/12

Guidelines for Design and Construction of Healthcare Facilities – Light and Views

Section A1.2-2.2.2.5(1) of the 2010 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Healthcare Facilites specifies that natural light, views of nature, and access to the outdoors should be considered in the design of the physical environment wherever possible.

Subsection (a) provides: Access to natural light should be provided no farther than 50 feet from any patient activity area, visitor space, or staff work area. To the highest extent possible, the source of such natural light should also provide opportunities for exterior views.