Daylight and views - daylight | U.S. Green Building Council
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LEED O+M: Existing Buildings | v2 - LEED 2.0

Daylight and views - daylight

EQc8.2 | Possible 1 point


Provide a connection between indoor spaces and the outdoor environment through introduction of daylight and views into the occupied areas of the building.


Achieve a minimum Daylight Factor of 2% (excluding all direct sunlight penetration) in space occupied for critical visual tasks, not including copy rooms, storage areas, mechanical, laundry and other low-occupancy support areas. Exceptions include those spaces where tasks would be hindered by the use of daylight or where accomplishing the specific tasks within a space would be enhanced by the direct penetration of sunlight. Provide glare control for all windows where direct penetration of sunlight would interfere with normal occupant activities.
Achievement of a 2% daylight factor in:

  • IEQ Credit 8.1: 50% of all spaces occupied for critical visual tasks. (1 point)
  • IEQ Credit 8.2: 75% of all spaces occupied for critical visual tasks. (1 point)
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