Title 24, Part 6: Building Energy Efficiency Standards, is a code developed by the State of California, that regulates energy use in commercial buildings and is updated every three years, with the latest version effective from January 1, 2023.
This edition highlights mandatory lighting controls including manual area, multilevel, automatic shutoff, automatic daylighting, and demand-responsive controls.
Proper implementation of the lighting requirements in Title 24, Part 6 can result in a significant reduction in energy consumption.
Controlling systems to reduce energy consumption should not be the only approach. Taking a step further and considering the health of building users is crucial.
Implementing circadian lighting adds another layer of control to regulate our internal clock and prevent disruptions in circadian rhythms improving people’s health.
At KUMUX, we develop circadian lighting systems that help improve people’s health by imitating natural daylight indoors, thus impacting the regulation of people’s circadian rhythms.
Perhaps, in 10 years, there will be regulations that make it necessary to include this type of circadian control of the lighting. Meanwhile, it is in our power to take this step in favor of the well-being of the people.