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Networked Lighting Controls for Nonresidential Indoor Lighting

Measure Description

This submeasure would provide power adjustment factors or allow a tradeoff to mandatory or prescriptive requirements to encourage the deployment of networked lighting controls. Networked lighting controls can readily be used to meet the current indoor lighting control requirements while providing advanced features for more efficient management and long-term energy benefits, including easier demand response integration, enabling granular controls, flexible control interactions, easily adapting to space usage and occupancy changes to ensure sustainable savings throughout the life of the system, and energy reporting for verifying energy usage, informing operation efficiency, and paving the way to the outcome-based code compliance pathways. The networked lighting controls requirements will be structured so designers are awarded for taking advantage of the advanced features of networked lighting controls. 

Submeasure Moved to Future Code Cycles

The Statewide CASE Team investigated code change opportunities for nonresidential networked lighting controls for the 2022 code cycle.

After initial research, including interviews with stakeholders, the Statewide CASE Team discontinued pursuing proposed changes for the 2022 code change cycle because:

  1. Not enough information was available to estimate incremental savings and calculate the “factor” required to promote it as a power adjustment factor.
  2. There was also a lack of supporting evidence that the right construction stakeholders would be able to effectively use such a proposed power adjustment factor. The Statewide CASE team anticipates that this evidence may become apparent as the market responds to the reduced lighting power density requirements introduced in 2019 Title 24, Part 6. 

To support ongoing research and future code cycle consideration, additional information on nonresidential networked lighting controls can be submitted to the Statewide CASE Team through info@title24stakeholders.com.

Relevant Documents

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The Statewide CASE Team values input from all stakeholders engaged in the Title 24, Part 6 code change process. We encourage the open exchange of code change comments and concerns.

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