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EcoSystem Benefits

Occupant comfort

The cost of an employee (including salary and benefits) far exceeds the energy costs in any building. That’s why ergonomic lighting—lighting that supports the physical and psychological needs of the people in buildings—pays big dividends for corporations today.

Studies by the Light Right Consortium™ and other researchers show that ergonomic lighting leads to positive effects such as improved productivity, reduced health complaints, and increased occupant satisfaction.

Effects of daylight

Heschong Mahone Group has confirmed that classrooms are more effective learning environments with greater amounts of daylight. Likewise, office environments and employee productivity can be improved with the proper balancing of daylight and electric light. When the amount of daylight is increased, the amount of electric light must be reduced proportionately, to maintain proper luminance levels.

Compliance with building codes and guidelines

Energy efficiency is the design requirement of the new millennium. Many states and cities have already adopted specific energy-saving guidelines and more will soon follow suit.

ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004

ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004 encourages the use of energy-efficient lighting controls in design practice for both interior and exterior lighting. Most states have energy codes based on the standard.

LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

LEED is a rating system managed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) that provides a national standard for what constitutes a green building. Efficient lighting controls may contribute to obtaining up to 37 out of 110 points in LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations.

Title 24

California's building efficiency code has saved more than $36 billion in electricity and natural gas costs since 1978. EcoSystem components help meet strict Title 24 guidelines and all devices are California Energy Commission (CEC) Listed.

IECC (International Energy Conservation Code)

The IECC, created by the International Code Council, is a building construction requirement for energy efficiency. Compliance solutions for the IECC are to follow ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004 or pass performance-based evaluations. These standards are being adopted around the world.

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