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1– 2016: Application Summary
Suggested energy code solutions for commercial buildings Diagram key:

= New construction = Lighting retrofit
1 = New construction and retrofit1
The compliant solutions listed below are suggested based on total installed cost, simplicity of design, and basic functional needs for the
space. These solutions represent one of multiple compliant options to meet lighting and receptacle control requirements.

Classroom, Restaurant/ Warehouse
Lecture Hall, Conference, Open Office Parking Private Office Cafeteria, Storage and Library Facade/ Other
Atrium Training Room Break Room Corridor2 Guestroom3 Lobby4 (>250 sq. ft.) Garage5 (<250 sq. ft) Retail Restroom Stairwell2 Room Stacks4 Landscape Exterior6
Manual Control


Dimmer or
scene control


Automatic ON/OFF Control

Full ON

Partial ON

Manual ON

Full OFF

Partial OFF

Daylight responsive 7

Receptacle control

Demand response

1 Retrofit requirements indicated are for lighting alterations greater than 20% of the connected load in a space. 5 When typically occupied, the sensor provides Partial OFF functionality. When typically unoccupied, Go to for complete details
the sensor provides Full OFF functionality. For entrances and exits, daylight responsive control is Energy Code Lookup Tool.........................
2 To comply with some life safety code requirements for egress illumination, automatic full OFF is not suggested. For
not required nor recommended, and the maximum light level is set to 50% at night
non-egress areas, the occupancy sensor should turn the lights to full OFF and a switching control may be used. Energy Code Application Guides...............
6 Astronomical timeclock shall ensure all lights are off during daylight hours. For lights mounted Rebate Lookup Tool..................................
3 Automatic OFF is required for all luminaires and switched receptacles. Bathrooms must have a separate
below 24 ft. provide occupancy sensing to Partial OFF. All other lighting shall be scheduled to
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Partial OFF. See section for scheduling times.
4 When typically occupied, the occupancy sensor provides partial OFF functionality. When typically Energy Codes Email..................................
7 Not required for sidelight daylight zones in retail spaces.
unoccupied, the sensor provides full OFF functionality.

Acceptance (functional) testing is required for all new construction applications to ensure that control hardware and software are calibrated.4. lighting is automatically reduced based on time-of-day and sunrise/sunset.1. (b). It is for information purposes only. This document summarizes the lighting and receptacle control requirements for commercial buildings.1 (e) SKYLIGHT ZONE OFF. SKYLIGHT ZONE At least 50% of the receptacles shall automatically Section View turn OFF based on typical Plan View Section View Plan View Receptacle control 8. SKYLIGHT ZONE . lighting is automatically Full OFF 9.4 (d) HEIGHT (HC) SECONDARY ZONE 2. based on time-of-day.1.1.1. Occupancy sensors also comply as an alternate to using a 9.4.4. Inc.2 (b) & (c) full OFF also complies.1. are trademarks of Lutron Electronics Co. See code for spaces 9. of parking garages with access to daylight must automatically reduce Plan View Plan View control 9.4 (a).4.5 x HW 0.0 x HW Exterior: A photosensor can be used as an alternate to the dawn/dusk SECONDARY operation ofZONE an Other astronomical timeclock.4 (c) & (d) SKYLIGHT 1.4. © 12/2017 Lutron Electronics Co.1. NOT TO SCALE x HW sidelight and skylightHEAD zones. Sidelighted zones of a daylight zone is less than 150 W or when the total glazing that allow remote location of control.5 x HW 0.4.4.S.1.2 occupancy or after a vacancy of 20NOT minutes TO SCALE or less. SKYLIGHT 9.1 Occupancy Automatic control turns lighting ON upon occupancy HEIGHT (HWa) vacancy of or OFF after CEILING HEIGHT (HC) 9.1 (a) be independently controlled by zone.1 (h) ON to maximum lighting power. The CEILING Daylight responsive 9.4. NOT TO SCALE NOT TO SCALE NOT TO SCALE Section View Section View Settings Manual ON Lighting is turned ON manually by an occupant.2 (a) & (c) Timeclock timeclock. area is less than 20 sq.4.0 x HW HEAD PRIMARY ZONE AVERAGE HEAD HEIGHT (HW) AVERAGE CEILING Automatic ON/OFF Control 9. and other countries. Lutron.1. NOT TO SCALE NOT TO SCALE NOT TO SCALE Demand response Demand response is not required by this energy code.0 x HW 0. lighting is automatically turned Full ON 9.4.5 x HW on typical occupancy.1 (g) PRIMARY ZONE Partial OFF by at least 50% of maximum lighting power (30% for parking garages). 9.2 (b) sensor 20 minutes or less (15 minutes for exterior).5 x HW When initiated by a timeclock or occupancy sensor. There shall be at least one Fixtures in the primary and secondary daylight zones must Daylight control is not required when the total lighting power Manual Control Switch manual device for control of the lighting within a space.1.7 x HC official energy code.4. Inc.1 (b) NOT TO SCALE 0. lighting is automatically turned ON Section View Plan View Section View Partial ON 9. 1.0 x HW When initiated by a timeclock or occupancy sensor.4. Please refer to your local building energy code or authority having jurisdiction for your precise requirements.3). NOT TO SCALE NOT TO SCALE 9.4. The recommendations presented in this guide are based programmed and functioning properly (Code provision 9.0 x HW It is not meant to replace your state’s or local jurisdiction’s 0.4. See code for spaces that allow remote location 9.1.5 x HW 0. Sidelighting (Window) Interior: Scheduled control. turns lighting & (c) WINDOW ON or OFF based on typical occupancy and daylight (requires WINDOW astronomical timeclock). Only the authority having jurisdiction can guarantee code compliance.ASHRAE 90. See the “Daylight Zone(H ) Requirements” W diagrams for more information. in addition to ON and OFF. There must be at least two light levels between ON and AVERAGE HEIGHT 9. There shall be at least one manual device for 9. P/N 367-2680 REV E I SECONDARY ZONE 2..4. registered in the U.5 x HW 0. Plug-in devices do not comply. PRIMARY ZONE on the originally published code prior to addenda.. 9.1 (i) 0.0 x HW .5 x HW 1. N/A 0.1 (a) scene control control of the lighting within a space.5 x HW For areas being used as a path of egress or fixtures being used for emergency. turns lighting ON or OFF based 9.4.1 (d) Section View NOT TO SCALE of control. 1.1 (f) HEIGHT (HC) perimeter 20 ft.4 (a) 2.1.0 x HW When initiated by a timeclock or occupancy sensor.1 (c) to 50% or less of maximum lighting power. Toplighting (Skylight) 0.1 (h) turned OFF.4.4.1. must be controlled separately from top lighted zones.2 (d) lighting power by at least 50% in response to daylight.. SKYLIGHT Exterior: Scheduled control.4.1– 2016: Application Summary Code requirement summary Daylight zone requirements WINDOW Code HEAD Minimum control type Description provision HEIGHT (HW) Daylight Zone Requirements: Daylight Exceptions: Lighting shall be capable of turning ON and OFF.1.1.4. ft. Automatic 9.7 x HC WINDOW Interior: A sensor which PRIMARY adjusts lighting in response to available daylight ZONE is required for SECONDARY ZONE 2.4. verify compliance with your local authority having jurisdiction.1. Lighting shall be capable of providing at least one level between 30% and 70% of Dimmer or full power. When initiated by a timeclock or occupancy sensor.4.