Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.13
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date July 11, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Bowdoin College
OP-T2-14: Lighting Sensors

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Mgmt
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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?:

A brief description of the technology used:

Bowdoin uses several types of lighting controls to reduce energy use.
Bowdoin uses occupancy sensors in places like restrooms, classrooms, and the library's stacks as part of a lighting control system which turns off lights in offices and classrooms when unoccupied.

Bowdoin uses day-lighting controls in many building spaces that have ample daylight (i.e. hallways and stairwells) by shutting lights off via a photo sensor when it is sunny outside, but turning them on at night and on cloudy/rainy days.

The percentage of building space with lighting sensors:

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

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