in response to 'leed: what it means for lighting design,' july/aug

Please be advised that the group developing LEED NC version 2.2 was given a very narrow set of parameters within which to work. One of them was that we were not allowed to add or delete credits, so most of Mr. Ferzacca's complaints about v2.2 are misplaced. The IEQ Technical Advisory Group has long recognized the importance of lighting quality and has been working on developing a credit for it, but will have to wait for v3.0 to implement this credit

Regarding the lighting credits in CI, this product is for tenants, whereas NC is targeted toward developers, who typically do not have control over tenant lighting.

I am a member of the LEED New Construction Core Committee and NCCC liaison to the IEQ TAG.

craig kneeland, leed ap

Senior Project Manager

New York State Energy Research

and Development Authority

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