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EQc6.1 - Controllability of systems - lighting
LEED BD+C: New Construction, LEED O+M: Existing Buildings, LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors
General: In the retail sales environment, do sales and customer service stations require task lighting per CI 2.0, Credit 6.1? In our specific project, we have a Sales and Customer Service Area, compr...
General: In the retail sales environment, do sales and customer service stations require task lighting per CI 2.0, Credit 6.1? In our specific project, we have a Sales and Customer Service Area, comprising about 70 percent of the store area. In these areas, we have 13 sales and customer service stations, which are stand up countertops with computer stations. These stations are grouped in three areas, with up to five stations adjacent to each other. The stations are 30" wide, built of modular cabinetry (See plan in Documents Section). It is the intent of the Retailer that these stations are only utilized while making the final sale. The majority of the time these sales and customer support employees will be on the Sales floor assisting customers, whether this be demonstrating phones, working at touch screen stations involved with client billing, reviewing services plans, etc. The back-of-house area comprise approximately 30 percent of the store area. This area contains the operations and technical support personnel and the sales and inventory managers. The operations and technical support personnel are seated at work counters, with individually controllable under counter task lighting. Each of the managers have switchable ceiling lighting as well as task lighting. As an alternative, could each group of sales and customer service stations have a switch controlling a set of lights directly overhead each group of sales and customer service stations?
The project is requesting if a group occupant control of the lighting is acceptable to meet the requirements of the credit. The stations described above appear to not be considered regularly occupied individual occupant spaces, because they are not stations where people will be working on individual tasks. Rather the space described above appears to be a group occupant space where people move about the floor and interact with customers in a group setting. Therefore, the strategy proposed, should meet the requirements of the credit by allowing group occupant controls over the lighting. For certification, along with required credit documentation, the project team should provide a narrative describing that the sales and service stations are controls the occupants are given over the lighting. Applicable Internationally.
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