Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

March 12-13, 2019

New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

2019 Lighting Control Requirements

Deciphering IECC, ASHRAE 90.1 and Title 24, Part 6: Lighting and Lighting Control Requirements

Michael Lehman, Leviton and Paul Farris, Leviton

Wednesday, March 13
8:30am – 9:30am
Room: Nassau East
Credits: 1 AIA LU


Deciphering IECC, ASHRAE 90.1, and Title 24, Part 6 lighting and lighting control requirements and determining how to meet compliance can be challenging. All three energy codes and standards share similar requirements and have become more complex over time. Add to that the complexity of different states and municipalities adhering to different versions of IECC and ASHRAE 90.1 and it can be even more confusing.

Join this presentation to compare the similarities and differences between IECC, ASHRAE 90.1, and Title 24, Part 6 and how they have evolved with each revision. The presenters will simplify the code requirements and offer valuable insights to gaining an understanding of what each revision requires. You will learn how to adjust plans and systems to address the needs of each unique space to have a huge impact on design and energy savings.

They will also discuss how the DLC has emerged as a major player in accelerating the widespread adoption of high-performing Networked Lighting Controls in commercial buildings and qualifying systems for utility incentives and rebates. Understanding what the DLC requires, and what is available, is key in designing future-proof lighting systems and making the most of local, state, and national rebate incentives.


Michael Lehman, Leviton
Michael Lehman is a lighting industry, design, and education professional with over 25 years of experience. Currently he is the General Manager of ConTech Lighting. In addition, he has held leadership positions at Eaton and several entertainment organizations in the areas of design, marketing, application engineering, training, and product development where he has earned 22 new product awards and a patent. He has also worked as a lighting designer on over 300 architectural and entertainment projects, for which he has earned several international lighting design awards.

He is Lighting Certified by the NCQLP, a LEED AP ID+C, a Green Globes Professional, a Certified Lighting Control Professional, and an active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society where he serves on several committees. He also has extensive educational experience with the professional design community as an AIA and USGBC Educator and with institutes of higher education as an Adjunct Professor. He has taught on a wide range of subjects including lighting design, sustainability, human health, energy management, controls, leadership, and marketing.

He holds a BA in Theatre Design and an MBA from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. He has also earned two Graduate Certificates from Harvard University in Sustainability Leadership and Building for Health. His continuing passion is to create and educate about the Lighting Experience, which is design to benefit people, our places, and our planet alike.


Paul Farris, Leviton
Paul Farris offers thirty years of experience in the electrical industry. He worked at General Electric as a sales manager for switchgear in the Industrial Sales and National Accounts space. From there, he became a Lighting Controls Sales Manager for a manufacturer’s representative firm. Farris is currently the Northeast Regional Sales Manager for the Energy Management, Controls and Automation division of Leviton. Farris holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University and an MBA from Babson College.