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LEED v4.1
Healthcare
Indoor Environmental Quality
Interior Lighting

LEED CREDIT

Healthcare-v4.1 EQc6: Interior lighting 1 point

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Kera Lagios

M.Arch, LEED AP BD+C, Assoc. IALD

Integral Group
Associate Principal

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Intent

To promote occupants’ productivity, comfort, and well-being by providing high-quality lighting.

Requirements

Provide individual lighting controls for at least 90% of individual occupant spaces in staff areas.

For at least 90% of patient positions, provide lighting controls that are readily accessible from the patient’s bed. In multioccupant patient spaces, the controls must be individual lighting controls. In private rooms, also provide exterior window shades, blinds, or curtain controls that are readily accessible from the patient’s bed. Exceptions include in-patient critical care, pediatric, and psychiatric patient rooms.

For all shared multioccupant spaces, provide multizone control systems that enable occupants to adjust the lighting to meet group needs and preferences, with at least three lighting levels or scenes (on, off, midlevel). Midlevel is 30% to 70% of the maximum illumination level (not including daylight contributions).

India ACP: Interior Lighting

I. Projects in India may, in all regularly occupied spaces, meet or exceed the lower illuminance levels listed in the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) code -- IS 3646 (Part 1): 1992, Table 1- Recommended Illumination.

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© Copyright U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. All rights reserved.

Intent

To promote occupants’ productivity, comfort, and well-being by providing high-quality lighting.

Requirements

Provide individual lighting controls for at least 90% of individual occupant spaces in staff areas.

For at least 90% of patient positions, provide lighting controls that are readily accessible from the patient’s bed. In multioccupant patient spaces, the controls must be individual lighting controls. In private rooms, also provide exterior window shades, blinds, or curtain controls that are readily accessible from the patient’s bed. Exceptions include in-patient critical care, pediatric, and psychiatric patient rooms.

For all shared multioccupant spaces, provide multizone control systems that enable occupants to adjust the lighting to meet group needs and preferences, with at least three lighting levels or scenes (on, off, midlevel). Midlevel is 30% to 70% of the maximum illumination level (not including daylight contributions).

India ACP: Interior Lighting

I. Projects in India may, in all regularly occupied spaces, meet or exceed the lower illuminance levels listed in the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) code -- IS 3646 (Part 1): 1992, Table 1- Recommended Illumination.

LEEDuser expert

Kera Lagios

M.Arch, LEED AP BD+C, Assoc. IALD

Integral Group
Associate Principal

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