Trace 700 exterior lighting

3 posts / 0 new
Last post

Hi All,

I'm working on a Trace model for LEED, anyone know an elegant way to include
exterior lighting?

Thanks in advance

Karen Walkerman

No Username provide's picture
Joined: 2011-09-30
Reputation: 200


Trane CDS has technical support at cdshelp at for licensees of

Misc consumables are entered in the Plants, under the Base Utility/Misc Accy
tab. Define a Base Utility type (parking lot lights) along with the hourly
demand kW and utilization schedule.


Craig J. Gann, P.E.

Craig Gann's picture
Joined: 2011-10-01
Reputation: 1

Exterior lighting is easily handled as a base load. Here's how:

1. Go to Create Plants

2. Click on the Base Utility/Misc. Accessory Tab

3. In the Base utility section of that window, choose parking lot
lighting from the drop down menu.

4. You can enter a description, specific the peak kW load, and
assign a schedule for the lighting. Use the Schedule Library to create a
unique schedule, as needed.

5. If you want to call it something other than "parking lot
lights", just create a new base utility in the library.

In the equipment report, the parking lot lighting will be a separate
line item so you can track the changes of various design options (or
design vs. minimum compliance).

Personal regards,

Lynn G. Bellenger, PE, FASHRAE, LEED AP

Bellenger, Lynn's picture
Joined: 2011-09-30
Reputation: 1