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FAQ F-00207
Can my project mark 10.2 Surface Illuminance NA due to the specific requirements for lighting within retail fitouts?

Yes, retail projects may mark credit criterion 10.2 Surface Illuminance as 'Not Applicable' (NA) due to the specific requirements for lighting design within retail fitouts.  

It is noted that the outcome targeted by the ‘Surface Illuminance’ criteria of the Lighting Comfort credit is not always relevant in retail spaces which focus on the lighting of product and creating visual interest.

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Rating Tools

This FAQ is related to the following Rating Tools, Categories or Credits:

  • Green Star - Interiors v1.1 / Indoor Environment Quality
  • Green Star - Interiors v1.2 / Indoor Environment Quality
  • Green Star - Interiors v1.3 / Indoor Environment Quality


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