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1.4.9 Programming different scenarios for the same place

1.4.9 Programming different scenarios for the same place


If different activities (e.g. screening, meeting) with different required lighting levels are developed in the same space (e.g. in a conference room, classroom), it shall be given the possibility of adapting easily the illuminance levels to the activity through switches or touchpad controls which activate predetermined scenarios. The regulation of each scenario could be changed also after the installation.


  • Increase visual comfort

  • Give the user the freedom of creating different lighting atmosphere in a simple way


  • A rearrangement of wiring may be necessary

  • If users do not use lighting controls properly, reaching significant energy savings will be difficult

Economic assessment

Initial investment: medium. The cost of the measure includes the installation of control switches and the rearrangement of wiring. The cost may be higher depending on the type of selected control, e.g. a touchpad control will be more expensive than a normal switch. It reduces electricity costs.

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Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices

Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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