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LEED BD+C: Healthcare | v2009

Controllability of systems - lighting

EQc6.1 | Possible 1 point

Intent

To provide a high level of lighting system control by individual occupants or specific groups in multi-occupant spaces (e.g., conference areas, critical care areas, emergency room areas) and promote their productivity, comfort and well-being.

Requirements

For all occupants

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

AND

For Staff Areas

Provide individual lighting controls for 90% (minimum) of the FTE staff (measured at peak periods) to enable adjustments to suit individual task needs and preferences.

AND

For Patient Areas

Provide individual lighting controls for 90% (minimum) of patients to enable adjustmentsto suit individual task needs and preferences.

Install lighting controls that are readily accessible from the patient bed. In multi-occupant patient spaces, such as recovery rooms, emergency departments, infusion areas, and similar open areas, provide individual lighting controls.

In private rooms, provide occupant controls that are readily accessible from the patient bed for exterior window shades, blinds, and/or curtains. Exempted areas include in-patient critical care, pediatric and psychiatric patient rooms.

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