Lighting in outdoor spaces increases visibility, contributing to increased perceptions of safety and pedestrian street use after dark, as well as reduced opportunity for crime.
- Pedestrian-Scale Lighting provides light fixtures that direct light at typical human heights rather than from above. Examples may include grounded lights that direct light upwards, lighting placed at human-height level along building exteriors, and human-height pole, bollard, and lamp lighting.
- Municipal lighting fixtures may qualify.
- Projects may choose to omit any on-site outdoor and/or rooftop areas if they are closed and inaccessible during dark/nighttime hours.
- Lighting emanating from indoor spaces does not qualify and qualifying lighting must be exterior-sourced.
- Site-wide strategy: this strategy is applicable to all “outdoor areas on the building site;” therefore, it is applicable to all outdoor areas located within the building and site, not only the ones accessible to the regular occupants.
- A project cannot pursue Not Applicable if the building includes on-site outdoor spaces.
- For photographs, please annotate each to indicate which outdoor space is being shown.
- For annotated lighting plans, indicate the types of lights shown with symbols and clarify whether more than one lighting fixture type is included.
- Ensure all on-site spaces – including rooftops, terraces, and patios – are included.