Proposed ASHRAE standard revisions would boost requirement for automatic lighting

Proposed changes to the ASHRAE/IES energy standard would require automatic lighting controls in more space types and shorten the times before lighting is automatically reduced or shut off.

March 05, 2013

Proposed changes to the ASHRAE/IES energy standard would require automatic lighting controls in more space types and shorten the times before lighting is automatically reduced or shut off. The changes were developed in response to requests from the design community, which asked for a tabular structure for specifying the controls requirements. By putting these requirements into an easier-to-use tabular format, the provisions will be clearer, more likely to be complied with, and easier to enforce. The addendum is open for public review Feb. 15 to April 1. 

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