This year CLTC celebrates 10 years of working collaboratively with colleagues and affiliates to achieve energy-efficiency goals and produce next-generation lighting and daylighting solutions.
News & Events
UC Davis undergraduate student Thao Tran is the recipient of a Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarship from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). The scholarship will fund research she began last year in Professor Siminovitch's Designing with Light course (DES 136B).
“I’m interested in how lighting impacts health and wellness,” says Tran. “And I want to learn more about how to execute that in a way that also saves energy.”
Phase 2 of the UC Davis Smart Lighting Initiative will upgrade lighting in offices, labs, classrooms, corridors, and other spaces in selected buildings built in 1985 or later. Implementation of energy-efficient light sources, vacancy sensors and lighting control systems will reduce energy use by an estimated 5.5 million kilowatt-hours annually, saving the campus about $475,000, according to Scott Arntzen, senior project manager with Design and Construction Management.
The University of California, Davis, is collaborating with the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) and Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA) to develop a lighting efficiency demonstration and training center in Singapore. Leaders from the three institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on September 12 stating goals and strategies for fostering sustainable lighting solutions through the new center.
Many thanks to the attendees and exhibitors at the 2013 Smart Schools Symposium. CLTC and the team at Greenwise Joint Venture will be in touch in the days and weeks to come, sharing highlights from presentations, contact information for follow-up meetings and more tools and strategies for moving efficiency upgrades forward!
CLTC's website is now one of the best online resources for those engaged in lighting research, development, and commercial innovation. Our new site is updated and streamlined for faster, easier navigation, and it offers a wealth of news and information on innovative projects and demonstrations. It also features upcoming events, case studies, articles and publications, video clips, and more. We hope you enjoy exploring our new website.
California's 2008 and 2013 Title 24 standards require some high-efficacy lighting in a limited number of residential space types, such as kitchens and bathrooms. (Refer to the project page for more on code requirements for high-efficacy luminaire classification.) Future standards requiring all high-efficacy lighting in residential buildings could yield large-scale energy savings—if cost-effective technologies will satisfy consumers.
UC Davis received a best-practice award for lighting at this year's California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC), June 24 at UC Santa Barbara. The award recognizes UC Davis' innovative adaptive control system for exterior lighting.
Representatives from CLTC, WCEC and the State Partnership for Energy Efficient Demonstrations (SPEED) program were at booth #203 for the conference, sharing information on lighting and HVAC technologies, Title 24 changes, and project funding opportunities available to California colleges and universities.