Automated shading and dimming controls
- 53 Visual lighting design
- 54 Circadian lighting design
- 55 Electric light glare control
- 56 Solar glare control
- 57 Low-glare workstation design
- 58 Color quality
- 59 Surface design
- 60 Automated shading and dimming controls
- 61 Right to light
- 62 Daylight modeling
- 63 Daylighting fenestration
- P2 Light at night
- P3 Circadian emulation
60. Automated shading and dimming controls
Design features such as adjustable window shades and lights with dimmers must be actively managed to be effective. Automated controls can help to ensure that these systems continually operate as intended and meet intended benefits such as glare avoidance and energy reduction. Furthermore, setting these features to automatically adjust can greatly contribute to comfort without disrupting occupants from other tasks.
This feature requires automated control systems to ensure that window shades are effectively utilized to block glare from sunlight and that lighting controls are employed to limit artificial light output when sunlight meets designated light levels, representing a strategy for both energy savings and an improved occupant experience.
All windows larger than 0.55 m² [6 ft²] have the following:
The following requirements are met in all major workspace areas:
|Core & Shell||New & Existing Buildings||New & Existing Interiors|
|Part 1: Automated Sunlight Control||-||O||O|
|Part 2: Responsive Light Control||-||O||O|
|Commercial Kitchen||Education||Multifamily Residential||Restaurant||Retail|
|Part 1: Automated Sunlight Control||O||O||O||O||O|
|Part 2: Responsive Light Control||O||O||O||O||O|
Verification Methods Matrix
|Letters of Assurance||Annotated Documents||On-Site Checks|
|Part 1: Automated Sunlight Control||Architect|
|Part 2: Responsive Light Control||Architect|
The GSA's Facilities Standard for the Public Buildings Service notes that automatic shade controls help occupants manage luminance levels.
The GSA's Facilities Standard for the Public Buildings Service notes that automatic controls for occupancy save energy.
The GSA's Facilities Standard for the Public Buildings Service notes that automatic controls for daylight dimming save energy.