Green construction codes and standards are beginning to emerge on the national code stage. The standards go beyond energy standards such as 90.1 and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) to cover additional areas such as site sustainability, water efficiency, indoor environmental quality and materials and resources. The first is ASHRAE Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, published by ASHRAE in January 2010 in conjunction with the USGBC and the Illuminating Engineering Society.
Archives for February 2010
WattStopper has announced four new multi-way wall switch occupancy sensors for code-compliant lighting control in commercial spaces with more than one entrance or switch location. The sensors provide convenient full-function multi-way control and install easily using traditional three- and four-way wiring. The product offering includes the industry’s first dual relay multi-way occupancy sensors, facilitating economical control of bi-level lighting or multiple loads.
Lutron Electronics has announced that its Eco-minder dimmer collection is a recipient of a Building Products magazine Green Products Award.
Leviton Manufacturing is expanding its line of Decora® Timer Switches, making it even more convenient to reduce energy costs and increase security in and around homes, offices, schools, libraries and other light commercial environments. To make the lives of contractors and installers easier, these new versatile models can be used as single pole or 3-way and feature white, ivory and light almond color options all in one box.
Leviton Manufacturing is launching at the 2010 International Builders’ Show® the industry’s first slide dimmer specifically designed for use with a wide variety of dimmable CFL bulbs. The Leviton Decora® CFL Slide Dimmer optimizes the performance of dimmable CFL bulbs and works with the widest range of dimmable CFL bulbs available.