Provide individual thermal comfort controls for at least 50 percent of the building occupants.
- Occupants shall have control over at least one of the factors of air temperature, radiant temperature, air speed and humidity as described in ASHRAE 55-2004.
- Occupants inside 20 feet of the plane of and within 10 feet either side of operable windows can substitute windows to control thermal comfort. The areas of operable window must meet the requirements of Section 120.1 (Requirement for Ventilation) of the California Energy Code.
Provide daylit spaces as required for top-lighting and sidelighting in the California Energy Code. In constructing a design, consider the following:
- Use of light shelves and reflective room surfaces to maximize daylight penetrating the rooms
- Means to eliminate glare and direct sun light, including through skylights
- Use of photosensors to turn off electric lighting when daylight is sufficient
- Not using diffuse daylighting glazing where views are desired
Include in the calculation the square footage with direct line of sight to perimeter vision glazing.
Exceptions to Sections A5.507.2 and A5.507.3. Copy/ printing rooms, storage areas, mechanical spaces, restrooms, auditoria and other intermittently or infrequently occupied spaces or spaces where daylight would interfere with use of the space.