Lutron Electronics recently launched a series of products and tools that simplify compliance with energy code regulations in new and renovated buildings. The lineup includes new wireless controllable receptacles for the Vive wireless lighting control system plus design and application guides that simplify energy code requirements by recommending code-compliant Vive system designs across a variety of room types, complete with lighting specification typical AutoCAD drawings (“spec typicals”) that electrical engineers and contractors can easily incorporate into their design documents.
New Code-compliant Wireless Receptacle
The Vive wireless lighting control system now includes a controllable wireless receptacle that provides a fast route to meeting California’s stringent Title 24 and ASHRAE 90.1 codes, which require that receptacles must automatically turn off when the room is unoccupied. This wirelessly controllable receptacle eliminates the need for any additional components to meet code and talks directly to wireless occupancy sensors and the Vive wireless lighting control system.
New Tools that Simplify Code Compliancy
When designing a building with Vive, designers and specifiers first need to understand what is required through their energy codes, which can be daunting. To make this process as quick and easy as possible, Lutron is launching a suite of powerful tools to guide customers through the process of integrating code compliance into their designs from the beginning.
• Energy Code “Lookup Tool” – Lutron’s codes website now allows customers to simply type in the location of their project to populate the energy code that is specific to their area, along with recommended solutions.
• Enhanced Code Application Guides – Lutron’s Code Application Guides offer the complete code-compliant solution by room type on one spread, including all the required products, the resulting functionality of the room and the estimated energy savings that the building will obtain. In addition to these complete application guides, a set of at-a-glance Quick Reference Guides list all control requirements specifiers need by room type on one page.
• New “spec typical” code-compliant floorplans — Once specifiers have identified the Vive Wireless controls they need for each room, they can easily copy and paste Lutron’s new “spec typical” AutoCAD drawings, which are pre-generated based on room type, into their design documents for quick and easy code compliance.