6.8 Compliance Documentation

Submit the compliance documentation for residential lighting, which is a certificate of installation, after the lighting project is complete.

All residential lighting requirements are mandatory. There are no tradeoffs between lighting and other building features.

6.8.1    Certificate of Installation (CF2R-LTG)

Lighting control systems are required to comply with the certificate of installation (form CF2R-LTG). Although designed primarily as a nonresidential compliance document, the certificate is also required when a lighting control system is used to comply with the residential lighting requirements.

A.   Person Responsible to Submit the Certificate of Installation

The person responsible for constructing and installing the residential lighting project (Title 24 California Code of Regulations, Part 1, §10-103(a)3) must submit the certificate. The individual must be eligible under Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code. The person should ensure the installed lighting complied with the applicable lighting requirements before signing the certificate.

B.   Number of Certificates of Installation Required

A residential lighting project may require more than one certificate to be submitted. If one qualified person accepts responsibility for the lighting installation of an entire lighting project, one certificate is needed. If one qualified person installs the lighting controls and another installs the luminaires, then each individual will need to submit a separate certificate.

A certificate must be submitted to the responsible code enforcement agency for any residential lighting project that is regulated by Part 6, whether that project is one luminaire or lighting the entire building.

The contractor installing hard-wired lighting systems must complete and sign the certificate. The installer verifies compliance with the mandatory requirements for lighting and whether high-efficacy lighting and the required controls (i.e., vacancy sensors, dimmer switches) were installed.

C.   Registration

Registration is required for newly constructed low-rise residential buildings and for an addition or alteration project for which compliance requires Home Energy Rating System (HERS) field verification (see Title 20 California Code of Regulations §1670 et seq.). When registration is required, the certificates must be submitted electronically to an approved HERS provider data registry for registration and retention.

Registration requirements are in Chapter 2 of the 2019 Residential Compliance Manual.

D.   Certificate of Installation Requirements in the Standards

The following is the Energy Standards’ language that requires the certificate to be submitted when a lighting control system is installed to comply with any residential lighting control requirements.

1.   §150(k)2F – Lighting controls must comply with the applicable requirements of §110.9.

2.   §110.9(a) – Lighting control devices and systems must meet the lighting control installation requirements in §130.4.

3.   §130.4(b) – Lighting Control Installation Certificate Requirements
To be recognized for compliance with Part 6, an Installation Certificate shall be submitted in accordance with §10-103(a) for any lighting control system and Energy Management Control System (EMCS) in accordance with the following requirements, as applicable:

a.   Certification that when a lighting control system is installed to comply with the lighting control requirements in Part 6, it complies with the applicable requirements of §110.9 and complies with Reference Nonresidential Appendix NA7.7.

b.   Certification that when an EMCS is installed to function as a lighting control required by Part 6 it functionally meets all applicable requirements for each application for which it is installed, in accordance with §110.9, §130.0 through §130.5, §140.6, §140.7, and §150.0(k); and complies with Reference Nonresidential Appendix NA7.7.2.

4.   §150.0(k)2G – An EMCS may be used to comply with control requirements in §150.0(k) if, at a minimum, it provides the functionality of the specified controls in accordance with §110.9, meets the installation certificate requirements in §130.4, the EMCS requirements in §130.0(e), and complies with all other applicable requirements in §150.0(k)2.

5.   §150.0(k)2H – A multi-scene programmable controller may be used to comply with dimmer requirements in §150.0(k) if at a minimum it provides the functionality of a dimmer in accordance with §110.9, and complies with all other applicable requirements in §150.0(k)2.