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LEED v4.1
Healthcare
Indoor Environmental Quality
Interior Lighting

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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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© 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).

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LEEDuser expert

Kera Lagios

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

Integral Group
Associate Principal

USGBC logo

© 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).

LEEDuser expert

Kera Lagios

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

Integral Group
Associate Principal

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