Lutron's commercial application guides demystify energy codes for building managers and lighting installers

July 20, 2015
Lutron developed a simple guide to help customers navigate complicated U.S. energy codes and identify products that meet or exceed code requirements. Coopersburg, PA – Lutron Electronics, the leader in energy-saving, wireless lighting and shade control, has announced the availability of its free, online Commercial Application Guides that will dramatically simplify the process for electrical contractors and engineers to stay up to date with rapidly-changing U.S. energy codes. Designed to provide customers with examples of how Lutron controls can be used to meet or exceed ASHRAE 90.1-2010, IECC 2012 and Title 24-2013 code requirements, the Lutron Commercial Application Guides lay out different spaces and explain the setup of each space and corresponding products in a simple and user-friendly way. Navigating and staying on top of the latest energy codes and legislation can be a challenge for even the most proficient industry professionals. That is why Lutron continuously updates the Commercial Application Guides to cut through this complexity in a simple and straightforward way. The online guides focus on three major energy codes: ASHRAE 90.1-2010, IECC 2012, and Title 24-2013. Within each guide, users will find an at-a-glance summary of lighting code requirements, followed by room-type specific design examples that will simplify the design, layout, specification and installation of energy code-compliant lighting controls. Appropriate for use in both new construction and retrofit projects, the Lutron Commercial Application Guides help electrical/design-build contractors and engineers: • Design and lay-out different code-compliant spaces – from large, multi-purpose conference rooms, and open offices to private offices, corridors, restrooms and other spaces common in commercial buildings; • Understand how the lighting controls operate; • Learn how to install the system successfully; • Identify the right Lutron products to use in each space; and • Estimate the energy savings achieved with various systems “Staying up to date with changing energy legislation while continuing to run a successful business is not easy. Our aim is to do everything we can to empower our customers to continue to grow their businesses with the least amount of obstacles in their way. That’s why we invested so much time and energy into designing and constantly updating this extremely user-friendly guide,” said Dr. Brent Protzman, engineering manager. To access the Lutron Commercial Application Guide, please visit:
About Lutron Electronics
Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, in the heart of the Lehigh Valley. From dimmers for the home, to lighting management systems for entire buildings, the company offers more than 17,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries around the world. In the US alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. The company’s early inventions—including the first solid-state dimmer invented by Lutron’s founder, Joel Spira—are now at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.


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