A mix of lighting sources allows you to use the type of light you need: task lighting for reading, food preparation and other activities — where strong, concentrated light is helpful — or ambient lighting where more general illumination is better. Not all lights have to be on all the time, and natural light can be a significant contributor when floor plans are designed accordingly.
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LEED for Homes Up to 3 points may be earned for efficient lighting under EA8 (Energy & Atmosphere).
NGBS/ICC-700 Under Ch. 7 — Energy Efficiency: up to 8 pts. for Energy Star Lighting package (704.2), up to 4 pts. for home energy “dashboard” (703.4.9, 705.1)
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