Meeting Energy Codes with Lutron Vive

NYC Building Lighting Control

As the world shifts towards a more sustainable future, energy efficiency has become a top priority for commercial and industrial facilities across the United States. With growing energy code requirements and standards like ASHRAE 90.1, facilities are looking for ways to reduce their energy consumption while also optimizing their lighting systems. Traditional lighting systems often leave significant room for energy waste, but Networked Lighting Control Systems (NLCS) offer a smarter approach. Lutron Vive, a cutting-edge wireless and cloud-based NLCS, is designed to make meeting energy code requirements easy and efficient.

The Problem with Traditional Lighting Systems

Traditional lighting systems often lead to energy waste, with lights remaining on in unoccupied spaces or manual adjustments being inconvenient. This inefficient use of energy not only increases energy consumption but also contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and hinders sustainable development.

Growing Energy Code Requirements

Energy codes are becoming increasingly stringent, with many states and local governments adopting new regulations to reduce energy consumption in commercial and industrial facilities. For example, the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) requires automatic lighting shut-off, occupancy sensors, and daylight-responsive controls. States have also implemented their own energy efficiency codes based on ASHRAE 90.1 standards, which set lighting power density limits and demand response capabilities. These codes aim to reduce energy consumption, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and promote sustainable development.

How Lutron Vive Makes it Easy

Lutron Vive is designed specifically for commercial and industrial facilities, providing a wireless and cloud-based lighting control system that meets energy code requirements with ease. With Vive, you can:

  • Automatically turn off lights in unoccupied spaces with occupancy sensors
  • Adjust lighting levels based on natural light availability with daylight-responsive controls
  • Temporarily reduce power consumption during peak energy usage times with demand response capabilities

What Sets Lutron Vive Apart

Unlike other NLCS, Lutron Vive offers:

  • Wireless installation: Unlike wired systems, Vive requires minimal disruption during installation, making it ideal for both new builds and retrofits.
  • Scalability: The system adapts to various building sizes, allowing for a tailored solution without compromising functionality.
  • Cloud-based management: Remote access through the cloud provides for centralized monitoring and adjustments, ensuring optimal energy use throughout the building.
  • Multiple control options: Vive offers a user-friendly experience with control via wall switches, mobile apps, and even voice assistants, encouraging occupant participation in energy-saving practices.

Lutron Vive & DLC Requirements

Lutron Vive goes beyond simply meeting DesignLights Consortium (DLC) requirements.

Vive is only one of six networked lighting control solutions that meets all 19 DLC-qualifying capabilities, making it a comprehensive solution for projects seeking DLC rebates and incentives offered by participating utilities.  

As building codes and regulations increasingly require advanced lighting control systems, Lutron Vive is a reliable solution for commercial and industrial facilities. By leveraging its features, building owners and managers can ensure they meet the ever-evolving demands of energy codes, reduce energy consumption, and contribute to a more sustainable future.

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