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Automated shading and dimming controls

Automated shading and dimming controls


To prevent glare and encourage reliance on natural light through automated shading and dimming.

The owner must provide compliant shading devices throughout the entire building, including all tenant spaces. Alternatively, the owner may provide tenants with a fiscal allowance to purchase compliant shading devices for their leased space. Tenants can decline the owner's offer and choose to procure their own.

Yes, skylights must include shading devices unless they are already designed in a way to prevent glare.

Yes, it is permissible to have the requirement be limited to the perimeter floor plate. Documentation demonstrating that for the excluded areas, insufficient daylight reaches the space to activate the dimming technology in response to the daylight should be provided.