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LEED v2009
New Construction
Indoor Environmental Quality
Controllability of Systems—Lighting

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NC-2009 IEQc6.1: 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

Provide individual lighting controls for 90% (minimum) of the building occupants to enable adjustments to suit individual task needs and preferences.

Provide lighting system controls for all shared multi-occupant spaces to enable adjustments that meet group needs and preferences.

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In order to help meet IEQc6.1 for my individual occupants I am including task lighting. Does my task lighting need to be hard wired?

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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

Provide individual lighting controls for 90% (minimum) of the building occupants to enable adjustments to suit individual task needs and preferences.

Provide lighting system controls for all shared multi-occupant spaces to enable adjustments that meet group needs and preferences.

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How much controllability do I need for my multi-occupant space?

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I included occupancy sensors to meet the controls requirement but my LEED reviewer indicated that they weren’t sufficient. Why is this?

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In order to help meet IEQc6.1 for my individual occupants I am including task lighting. Does my task lighting need to be hard wired?

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LEEDuser expert

Kera Lagios

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

Integral Group
Associate Principal

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