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LEED®

Light Controls for Sustainable Design

Today's innovative buildings are designed to be sustainable, flexible and energy efficient. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) administers to provide a national standard for what constitutes a green building. LEED offers scientific performance criteria and a point system for LEED project certification. Many businesses have programs to ensure all their facilities are LEED compliant, through new construction and renovation programs. Lutron offers leading edge product solutions for integrated control of electric lighting and daylight, and unsurpassed project support.

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Lutron solutions may contribute to obtaining up to 40 points in LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations (LEED 2009) credit categories. To be certified for LEED, a minimum of 40 points is required.

Lutron lighting control can contribute towards attaining important LEED certification points in six of the seven credit categories.

Sustainable Sites

Eliminate light trespass from the site and building, improve night sky access, and reduce your development's impact on nocturnal environments. Use window treatments and switching to keep lighting within the building, which prevents light pollution at night. Reduce light levels and reach acceptable uniformity ratios by dimming lights.

Lutron Solutions
  • Dimming and switching systems
  • Integration of controllable window treatments
  • Astronomical timeclock scheduling
  • Occupancy sensors

Energy & Atmosphere

Outfitting your project with lighting controls helps reduce the negative environmental effects associated with excessive energy usage. Using lighting control can conserve 60% or more in lighting energy and 20% or more in HVAC energy. Lutron systems provide many energy-saving strategies. To garner the maximum points this category provides, Lutron controls are critical.

Lutron Solutions
  • Dimming and switching systems
  • Integration of controllable window treatments
  • Astronomical timeclock scheduling
  • "Tune-to-task" management of high-end light levels
  • Daylight harvesting
  • Occupancy sensors

lndoor Environmental Quality

LEED also evaluates your project's internal environment. In multi-occupant spaces, provisions must be made for high level HVAC and lighting system controls. These controls promote comfort, producticity, and well being amongst the building's occupants.

You can also provide a connection between indoor spaces and the outdoors through the introduction of daylight and views to the outside into the regularly occupied areas of the building.

Lutron Solutions
  • Personal control of light
  • "Tune-to-task" management of high-end light levels
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Integration of controllable window treatments
  • Daylight harvesting
  • Astronomical timeclock scheduling

lnnovation & Design Process

Provide design teams and projects the opportunity to be awarded points for exceptional performance above the requirements set by the LEED Rating System and/or innovative performance in Green Building categories not specifically addressed by LEED. Lutron project teams will help you implement your innovative ideas by incorporating the latest lighting controls into your design.