The Code for Sustainable Homes November 2010
The Internal lighting section of the ‘Code’ changed in November 2010. It is now part of the Dwelling Emission rate % improvement on the Target Emission Rate. The procedure accounts for energy used in space heating & cooling, hot water and fixed lighting. This is calculated using SAP 2009 version 9.90 using the compliance criteria set out in Part L1a 2010.
Where all external space lighting, including lighting in common areas is provided by dedicated energy efficient fittings with appropriate control systems.
Where all security lighting is designed for energy efficiency & is adequately controlled such that:
All burglar security lights have:
• A maximum wattage of 150w
• Movement detection control devices (PIR)
• Daylight cut off sensors
All other security lighting:
• is provided by dedicated energy efficient fittings
• Is fitted with daylight cut off sensors
Fittings should be dedicated and exceed 40 lumens/circuit watt.
Code for Sustainable Homes Technical Guide - Go to Catergory 1 Energy & Carbon Dioxide Emissions