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Daylight and views, daylight 75% of spaces

EQc8.1 | Possible 1 point

Intent

Provide the occupants with a connection between indoor spaces and the outdoors through the introduction of daylight and views into the regularly occupied areas of the tenant space.

Requirements

Option 1 — Calculation

Achieve a minimum glazing factor of 2% in a minimum of 75% of all regularly occupied sales and customer service areas and any employee administration and support spaces occupied for critical visual tasks. The glazing factor is calculated as follows:

OR
Option 2 — Simulation

Demonstrate, through computer simulation, that a minimum daylight illumination level of 25 footcandles has been achieved in a minimum of 75% of all regularly occupied sales and customer service areas and any employee administration and support spaces occupied for critical visual tasks. Modeling must demonstrate 25 horizontal footcandles under clear sky conditions, at noon, on the equinox, at 30 inches above the floor.

OR
Option 3 — Measurement

Demonstrate, through records of indoor light measurements, that a minimum daylight illumination level of 25 footcandles has been achieved in at least 75% of all regularly occupied sales and customer service areas and any employee administration and support spaces occupied for critical visual tasks. Measurements must be taken on a 10-foot grid for all occupied spaces and must be recorded on building floor plans.
In all cases, only the square footage associated with the portions of rooms or spaces meeting the minimum illumination requirements can be applied towards the 75% of total area calculation required to qualify for this credit.

In all cases, provide daylight redirection and/or glare control devices to avoid high-contrast situations that could impede visual tasks. Exceptions for areas where tasks would be hindered by the use of daylight will be considered on their merits.
Non-Regularly Occupied Spaces include corridors, hallways, lobbies, break rooms, copy rooms, storage rooms,stock rooms, kitchens, restrooms, stairwells, etc.

Regularly Occupied Spaces are areas where workers are seated or standing as they work inside a building. In a retail space this includes the sales floor, transaction counters, offices, conference rooms, food-prep areas, and other areas of administrative support.

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