7.8003.2 Exit Sign Replacement

Topic: 
Plug Load
Subtopic: 
Lighting
Desired Outcome: 
Energy used for lighting reduced
For supporting material, see Referenced Standards.
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
7.8003.2a
Assessment

Lighting strategy will be developed to meet applicable life safety requirements ( IBC IBC International Building Code 1011 or NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 101)

Work order will be evaluated against site circumstances

Ensure occupant safety

Determine and ensure appropriate device and location

7.8003.2b
Selection

Exit signs will meet all applicable codes ( UL UL Underwriters Laboratories 924, NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 70, and/or IBC IBC International Building Code and IFC, as appropriate) and shall be selected from the NEMA Premium Exit Sign List

Existing battery backup signs will be replaced with new battery backup signs in accordance with NEC NEC National Electrical Code 70 Section 700.12(F)

Exit signs will be capable of being attached to existing outlet box

Battery backup exit signs will indicate system failure with visual and audible alarm

Exit signs will be rated for a maximum of 5 watts per illuminated side

Exit signs will carry at least a 1-year warranty

Ensure occupant safety

Ensure low energy use

Provide quality exit sign

7.8003.2c
Installation

Fixture will be de-energized before beginning work

Appropriate lockout procedures will be followed in accordance with OSHA OSHA U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, www.osha.gov 1910 Subpart S and ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 70E

Exit signs will be installed in accordance with all applicable codes ( NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 70) and manufacturer specifications

All penetrations will be sealed per ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org / ICC ICC International Code Council Building Code or applicable local code

Any penetrations created will be patched and painted

Ensure proper equipment operation

Protect integrity of building envelope Envelope The separation between the interior and exterior environments of a building that includes a combination of air and thermal barrier and exit sign

Ensure worker safety

Ensure integrity of fire barrier

7.8003.2d
Commissioning

Battery backup exit signs will be tested to meet NEC NEC National Electrical Code 70 Section 700.12(F)

Battery backup exit signs will be tested to simulate loss of power

Exit signs will be tested in accordance with local ordinances and manufacturer specifications

Exit sign placement will be in accordance with ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 101

Ensure sign visibility and correct operation

Ensure occupant safety

7.8003.2e
Decommissioning

Exit signs will be disposed of in accordance with EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov guidelines, local ordinances, or manufacturer specifications

Protect the environment

Prevent the reuse of inefficient components

7.8003.2f
Safety

Broken lamps containing mercury will be cleaned up in accordance with EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov guidelines

Ensure worker safety

Ensure occupant safety