Zoning and occupant control – PIR detection systems

The aim of the Health & Wellbeing category is to recognize ways to benefit occupants through giving them control of their lighting environment. Without manual overrides, presence or absence detection lighting controls (such as PIR detection systems) are not compliant with the criteria.

BREEAM recognises the energy efficiency benefits of detection systems in buildings through the Energy category. In some cases, the design team may have to prioritize one particular lighting strategy to the detriment of achieving a credit elsewhere.