Ridgehaven Lighting Design
The City's Ridgehaven building accrues substantial energy savings through innovative lighting techniques. Electrical Engineer Pervez Mobin estimates a net reduction of about 52 percent in watts per square foot over what is allowed by the California building code for this type of office structure. Mobin notes that, in addition to increasing occupant comfort, the lighting design will provide ongoing net savings for 10-20 years after the initial installation cost is recovered in 3-5 years. Lighting features include: T-8 fluorescent lamps, electronic dimming ballasts, parabolic fixtures with reflectors, room occupancy sensors, daylight sensors in perimeter rooms, work station task lights, and solar control window film for exteriors.