Science and Engineering Building

Lighting Control

SEB has a sophisticated lighting control system which automatically turns off lights when unoccupied to save energy, part of the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED). Typically the offices and shared spaces have infrared/acoustic occupancy sensors, while the labs are on timed lighting control. Each lab with timed lighting has a bypass switch not too far from the room. Locations of the switches can be found on our lighting map. Below is a picture of the switch described. Upon pressing the top button, the lights will come on for 2 hours to the entire zone before you will get a 5 minute flash warning. You will then have to press it again for another 2 hours of light. The lights are normally programmed ON from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. during normal business days. You will have to use the bypass for lights outside of this time. If it becomes an inconvenience for your labs normal operation, the zones can be reprogrammed to accommodate. Program changes often need to be negotiated with Facilities Management since they pay the power bill.

Changeover System Diagram
  1. Turns on Zone 1
  2. Turns on Zone 2
  3. Turns on Both Zones
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