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Efficient lighting in Buildings

All buildings must have lighting facilities that are appropriate for the needs of their users as well as being energy efficient

Minimum energy efficiency requirements for interior lighting

Section HE-3 of the Technical Building Code establishes as a basic requirement that buildings, both new and refurbished, should have lighting facilities that are appropriate for the needs of their users as well as being energy efficient. Therefore, the energy efficiency of the lighting system must not exceed a limit value and must also have a control system that allows the lighting to be adjusted to the actual occupancy of the area, as well as a regulation system that optimises the use of light natural.

Check the minimum energy efficiency requirements for interior lighting installations in buildings as established in section HE-3 of the Technical Building Code and the Basic Document of Energy Saving.

 

Taking advantage of natural light. Technical Guide to taking advantage of natural light to provide lighting in buildings.

The Technical Building Code makes taking advantage of natural light mandatory, through the installation and use of control and regulation systems, in those areas where the contribution of natural light allows it. For this reason, what was previously exclusively the designer’s choice is now a regulatory obligation. As many of these systems are relatively new, and many aspects of putting them into practice are unknown, this Guide not only aims to inform about their selection and design but also about their management and maintenance.

In addition, information is provided on practical cases and experiences extracted from the use of control and management systems for artificial and natural lighting used together, in different buildings, as well as the energy savings obtained.

 

Energy efficiency in lighting for offices, hospitals, schools and colleges.

Technical Guides to lighting energy efficiency in offices, teaching centres and hospitals. The objective of these guides is to establish a series of guidelines and recommendations for designers of lighting installations in offices, teaching centres, hospitals and primary care centres, with the purpose of:

Meeting the recommendations for light quality and visual comfort.

Creating pleasant and comfortable environments for the users of the installations.

Rationalising the use of energy through installations which are more energy efficient.