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LEED v2009
Existing Building Operations
Indoor Environmental Quality
Controllability of Systems—Lighting

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EBOM-2009 IEQc2.2: Controllability of systems - lighting 1 point

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Intent

To provide a high level of lighting system control by individual occupants or groups in multioccupant spaces (e.g., classrooms and conference areas) and promote their productivity, comfort and well-being.

Requirements

For at least 50% of building occupants, use lighting controls that enable adjustments to suit the task needs and preferences of individuals for at least 50% of individual workstations, and for groups sharing a multioccupant space or working area for at least 50% of multi-occupant space in the building.

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I have a conference room that only has an on-off switch. Is this compliant with the credit requirements? If not, how can I improve lighting controllability in this space and also be compliant with LEED?

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We have a lot of visitors in certain parts of our building, but we don’t necessarily want them to have controllability over lighting whenever they want. What do we do for these spaces? Can we still earn this credit?

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Intent

To provide a high level of lighting system control by individual occupants or groups in multioccupant spaces (e.g., classrooms and conference areas) and promote their productivity, comfort and well-being.

Requirements

For at least 50% of building occupants, use lighting controls that enable adjustments to suit the task needs and preferences of individuals for at least 50% of individual workstations, and for groups sharing a multioccupant space or working area for at least 50% of multi-occupant space in the building.

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I have a conference room that only has an on-off switch. Is this compliant with the credit requirements? If not, how can I improve lighting controllability in this space and also be compliant with LEED?

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We have a lot of visitors in certain parts of our building, but we don’t necessarily want them to have controllability over lighting whenever they want. What do we do for these spaces? Can we still earn this credit?

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David Posada

M. Arch, LEED AP+Homes, CPHC

SERA Architects
Integrated Design & LEED Specialist

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