7.8003.6 Occupancy Sensors for Indoor Common Areas and Offices

Topic: 
Plug Load
Subtopic: 
Lighting
Desired Outcome: 
Energy used for lighting reduced
Note: 
The authority having jurisdiction may require that a licensed professional perform certain tasks outlined in this detail.
For supporting material, see Referenced Standards.
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
7.8003.6a
Assessment

Lighting strategy will be provided by lighting professional

Determine appropriate device, settings, and location

Determine existing electrical conditions

7.8003.6b
Selection

Sensors will be compatible with existing wiring

Sensors will meet UL UL Underwriters Laboratories 60730-1

Ensure device functions appropriately

Ensure product safety

7.8003.6c
Installation

Work will be performed by licensed electrical professional

Sensor will be installed in accordance with ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 70, ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 70E, and manufacturer specifications

All penetrations will be sealed ( ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org / ICC ICC International Code Council Fire Code)

Ensure worker safety

Ensure occupant safety

Preserve 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

Ensure integrity of fire barrier

7.8003.6d
Settings

Settings will match the intended use of the space in accordance with lighting plan

Reduce energy use

7.8003.6e
Commissioning

Settings will be verified and tested to meet lighting design criteria

For certain tasks, lighting levels will follow IESNA protocol for appropriate light levels

Optimize system performance

Ensure occupant safety

7.8003.6f
Occupant safety

Occupancy sensors will not inhibit required egress lighting, as required by ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 101

Occupancy sensors will not be installed in electrical and mechanical rooms

Ensure occupant safety

Ensure worker safety

7.8003.6g
Staff education

Building operations staff will be provided with warranty information, operation manuals, and installer contact information

Educate building operations staff about operation and maintenance of equipment

Ensure continued savings

7.8003.6h
Occupant education

Occupants will be educated of new lighting controls and benefits

Education will be provided by building operations staff

Educate occupants about new controls and benefits

Ensure continued savings