5.10 Indoor Lighting Compliance Documents

5.10.1  Overview

This subchapter describes the documentation (compliance forms) recommended for compliance with the nonresidential indoor lighting requirements of the 2016 Energy Standards.

5.10.2  Submitting Compliance Documentation

At the time a building permit application is submitted to the enforcement agency, the applicant also submits plans and energy compliance documentation. This section describes the recommended compliance documentation (forms) for complying with the nonresidential indoor lighting Energy Standards. It does not describe the details of the requirements.

This section is addressed to the person preparing construction and compliance documents, and to the enforcement agency plan checkers who are examining those documents for compliance.

5.10.3  Separately Documenting Conditioned and Unconditioned Spaces

The nonresidential indoor lighting requirements are the same for conditioned and unconditioned spaces. However, the Energy Standards do not allow lighting power trade-offs to occur between conditioned and unconditioned spaces.  Therefore, most nonresidential indoor lighting compliance documents are required to be separately completed for conditioned and unconditioned spaces.

5.10.4  Varying Number of Rows per Document

The paper prescriptive compliance documents have a limited number of rows per section for entering data.  Some designs may need fewer rows, and some designs may need additional rows. If additional rows are required for a particular design, then multiple copies of that page may be used.

5.10.5  Compliance Documentation Numbering

Following is an explanation of the 2016 nonresidential lighting compliance documentation numbering:

NRCC                Nonresidential Certificate of Compliance

NRCA                Nonresidential Certificate of Acceptance

NRCI                  Nonresidential Certificate of Installation

LTI                     Lighting, Indoor

LTO                    Lighting, Outdoor

LTS                    Lighting, Sign

01                       The first set of compliance documents in this sequence

E                        Primarily used by enforcement authority

A                        Primarily used by acceptance tester

5.10.6  Certificate of Compliance Documents

Nonresidential indoor lighting Certificate of Compliance documents are 'listed below:

      NRCC-LTI-01-E; Certificate of Compliance; Indoor Lighting

      NRCC-LTI-02-E; Certificate of Compliance; Indoor Lighting Controls

      NRCC-LTI-03-E; Certificate of Compliance; Indoor Lighting Power Allowance

      NRCC-LTI-04-E; Certificate of Compliance; Tailored Method Worksheets

      NRCC-LTI-05-E; Certificate of Compliance; Line Voltage Track Lighting Worksheet

LTI-01-E through LTI-03-E are required for all projects; LTI-04-E is required when the tailored method is used for prescriptive compliance, LTI-05-E is required when line voltage track lighting is installed.

5.10.7  Certificates of Installation Documents

There are six different Certificates of Installation listed as follows. See Section 5.4.7 of this chapter for additional information.

    NRCI-LTI-01-E, Certificate of Installation, Indoor Lighting

    NRCI-LTI-02-E, Certificate of Installation, EMCS Lighting Control System

    NRCI-LTI-03-E, Certificate of Installation, Line Voltage Track Lighting

    NRCI-LTI-04-E, Certificate of Installation, Two Interlocked Lighting Systems

    NRCI-LTI-05-E, Certificate of Installation, Power Adjustment Factors

    NRCI-LTI-06-E, Certificate of Installation, Additional Video Conference Studio Lighting

The Certificates of Installation are primarily used as declarations, signed by a person with an approved license, that what was claimed on the Certificates of Compliance is actually what was installed.

The required nonresidential indoor lighting Certificates of Installation include the following:

    NRCI-LTI-01-E - must be submitted for all buildings. This is the general Certificate of Installation used to declare that what was proposed in the Certificates of Compliance is actually what was installed.

In addition to the NRCI-LTI-01-E, the following Certificates of Installation are also required if the job includes any of the measures covered by these Certificates of Installation. If any of the requirements in any of these Certificates of Installation fail the respective installation requirements, then that application shall not be recognized for compliance with the lighting Standards.

These additional Certificates of Installation are different than Certificates of Acceptance, in that Certificates of Installation consist primarily of declarations that each of the minimum requirements has been met, while Certificates of Acceptance include tests which must be conducted.

    NRCI-LTI-02-E - Must be submitted whenever a lighting control system, and whenever an Energy Management Control System (EMCS), has been installed to comply with any of the lighting control requirements.

    NRCI-LTI-03-E - Must be submitted whenever a line-voltage track lighting integral current limiter, and whenever a supplementary overcurrent protection panel, has been installed and used to determine the installed wattage of any line-voltage track lighting system.

Note that a supplementary overcurrent protection panel shall be recognized for use only with line-voltage track lighting,

See Section 5.2.3 of this chapter for requirements of track lighting current limiters and track lighting protection panels.

Note: In addition to submitting the NRCI-LTI-03-E after installation, the NRCC-LTI-05-E (Line-Voltage Track Lighting Worksheet) must be included with the Certificates of Compliance whenever any type of line-voltage track lighting is installed in a project.

    NRCI-LTI-04-E - Must be submitted for two interlocked systems serving an auditorium, a convention center, a conference room, a multipurpose room, or a theater to be recognized for compliance.

See Section 5.6.4 of this chapter for two interlocked system requirements.

    NRCI-LTI-05-E - Must be submitted for a Power Adjustment Factor (PAF) to be recognized for compliance.

See Section 5.6.5 of this chapter for requirements of PAFs.

    NRCI-LTI-06-E - Must be submitted for additional wattage installed in a video conferencing studio to be recognized for compliance

5.10.8  Certificates of Acceptance

Acceptance requirements ensure that equipment, controls, and systems operate as required and specified. There are three steps to acceptance testing:

    Visual inspection of the equipment and installation

    Review of the certification requirements

    Functional tests of the systems and controls

Third-party review of the information provided on the Certificate of Acceptance forms is not required for lighting.

Individual acceptance tests may be performed by one or more Field Technicians under the responsible charge of a licensed contractor or design professional, (Responsible Person) eligible under Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code, in the applicable classification, to accept responsibility for the scope of work specified by the Certificate of Acceptance document. The Responsible Person must review the information on the Certificate of Acceptance form and sign the form to certify compliance with the acceptance requirements. Typically, the individuals who participate in the acceptance testing/verification procedures are contractors, engineers, or commissioning agents. The individuals who perform the field testing/verification work and provide the information required for completion of the acceptance form (Field Technicians) are not required to be licensed contractors or licensed design professionals. Only the Responsible Person who signs the Certificate of Acceptance form to certify compliance must be licensed.

The acceptance tests required for nonresidential indoor lighting include the following:

    Lighting controls

    Automatic daylighting controls

    Demand responsive lighting controls

    Institutional Tuning for Power Adjustment Factor

Instructions for completing the Certificates of Acceptance are imbedded in the certificates.

See Chapter 13 of this manual for additional information about acceptance requirements.