Light pollution reduction | U.S. Green Building Council
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LEED O+M: Existing Buildings | v4 - LEED v4

Light pollution reduction

Possible 1 point


To increase night sky access, improve nighttime visibility, and reduce the consequences of development for wildlife and people.



Option 1. Fixture Shielding

Shield all exterior fixtures (where the sum of the mean lamp lumens for that fixture exceeds 2,500) such that the installed fixtures do not directly emit any light at a vertical angle more than 90 degrees from straight down.


Option 2. Perimeter Measurements

Measure the night illumination levels at regularly spaced points on the project boundary, taking the measurements with the building’s exterior and site lights both on and off. At least eight measurements are required, at a maximum spacing of 100 feet (30 meters) apart. The illumination level measured with the lights on must not be more than 20% above the level measured with the lights off.



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