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Brian Davis, PE, CEM

Brian Davis, PE, is a graduate of George Mason University, with over 20 years of experience in electrical engineering at Dwyer Engineering.
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Energy Code – Restaurants & Daylighting Controls 

Posted by Brian Davis, PE, CEM Sep 3, 2015 3:35:09 PM

How do you incorporate the mandatory daylight dimming requirements of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code for fine dining restaurants? 

Fine Dining restaurants are notable in the way that lighting is carefully controlled to obtain the desired atmosphere.   These restaurants require subtly different lighting levels throughout the day.  Programmed dimmers are used to provide a variety of soft lighting looks for meals.   The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) requires daylighting zones for all commercial spaces, however, making ambiance difficult to control in fine restaurants.  

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