Craig DiLouie is up with this post over at the LightNow blog. This is very important first step in bringing lighting quality into the equation when it comes to green building standards. While I welcome examination of this issue, I worry about any qualitative assessment of lighting design becoming part of ASHRAE. Prescriptive items such as the need to light white boards (mentioned in the post) create a slippery slope.
In the end, shouldn’t we be promoting the services of Lighting Designers, instead of trying to prescribe good lighting through codes?