2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code Adopting ASHRA
SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Oregon recently adopted a new commercial building code, creating an energy efficiency increase in commercial buildings estimated at more than 14 percent from the previous energy code. The 2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code is based on ASHRAE 90.1-2016. Previously, the 2014 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code, based on the IECC 2009 was used. The 2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code went into effect October 1, 2019 and is now in a three-month transition period until January 1, 2020 when it will be fully enforced on new building projects.
ASHRAE 90.1 has become the revision to Chapter 13 of the 2019 Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OCCS), Energy Efficiency. As of October 2019, the 2018 IECC will be allowed as an alternative compliance path. It will take effect without Oregon specific amendments or modifications for all jurisdictions to follow statewide.
Harold Jepsen, Vice President of Standards and Industry Affairs, Building Control Systems at Legrand, has outlined important lighting and lighting control requirement changes which permit buildings to operate even more efficiently than Oregon's prior energy code.
Lighting and Controls Provision Changes
Additional Code Changes
The 2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code has new functional testing measures that require testing and certifying documents proving installed lighting controls meet or exceed the code performance requirements. The new code provides specific testing protocols for occupancy sensors, automatic time switches and daylight controls.
Legrand is prepared to assist with the new code by offering compliant products and solutions, such as our Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) system, as well as in-market training sessions by our Energy Code Team experts.
For more information on lighting control products that meet code-compliance, contact Northern Illumination
Northern Illumination Company
17400 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd #270
Portland, OR 97224
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Mary Placido, Legrand Building Control Systems
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