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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.20
Liaison Kimberly Williams
Submission Date May 14, 2014
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STARS v1.2

George Washington University
OP-T2-14: Lighting Sensors

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Andy Ludwig
Energy & Environmental Project Coordinator
Facilities Services
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Does the institution use motion, infrared, and/or light sensors to reduce energy use for lighting in at least one building?:
Yes

A brief description of the technology used:

The most common type of occupancy sensor used to control lighting on campus is a dual-technology sensor that detects both motion or sound. These are usually mounted into ceilings of public spaces such as classrooms and conference rooms. In smaller rooms such as public bathrooms a sensor detects motion to bring lights on and then the lights go off again a pre-set amount of time later such as 15 minutes. Some daylight sensors are in use in lobbies with a lot of natural light. Most outdoor lighting is controlled by timers or photocells.


The percentage of building space with lighting sensors:
24.30

The website URL where information about the institution's use of the technology is available:

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