The sidelit zone is the floor area adjacent to vertical fenestration that complies with all of the following:
- Where the fenestration is located in a wall, the sidelit zone shall extend laterally to the nearest full-height wall, or up to 1.0 times the height from the floor to the top of the fenestration, and longitudinally from the edge of the fenestration to the nearest full-height wall, or up to 2 feet (610 mm), whichever is less, as indicated in Figure C405.2.3.2.
- The area of the fenestration is not less than 24 square feet (2.23 m2).
- The distance from the fenestration to any building or geological formation that would block access to daylight is greater than the height from the bottom of the fenestration to the top of the building or geologic formation.
- The visible transmittance of the fenestration is not less than 0.20.