CPUC – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted a plan to transform the lighting market and achieve a 60-80 percent reduction in statewide electrical lighting energy consumption. This plan will be a new chapter of the California Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan.
The Lighting Quotient – The Lighting Quotient, manufacturer of elliptipar and tambient, will unveil the company’s first LED fixture, as well as a number of new elliptipar and tambient products at the 2010 AIA National Convention in Miami, FL, from June 10 to 12, 2010. Dave Pfund, the president of The Lighting Quotient’s tambient division will also lead a learning session focused on lighting and sustainable energy solutions.
The Lighting Quotient – The Lighting Quotient establishes its presence as a manufacturer of LED lighting fixtures, demonstrating the viability and power of LED lighting for architectural applications. The concealed cove fixture, developed with the company’s fraqtir optical technology, throws a clean, even and warm wash of white light in an asymmetric pattern that has not previously been possible to achieve with LEDs.
CLTC – The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), a research, development, and demonstration facility at the University of California, Davis, has installed more than 100 demonstrations of energy-efficient lighting since the Center’s inception in 2004. The wide range of demonstrations has been installed at University of California, California State University, California Community College campuses, and state and federal buildings throughout California in an effort to prove energy-efficient technology and report the findings to the public through case studies.
EMerge Alliance – The EMerge Alliance is an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe, low-voltage direct-current (DC) power distribution and use in commercial building interiors announced it has added 15 more companies to its coalition. Now more than 60-members strong, the Alliance continues to gain the support of building industry and technology leaders in a collaborative effort to bring greater energy efficiency and sustainability to new and existing facilities.
Christie Communications – Developed by Full Spectrum Solutions in partnership with the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California, Davis, and with support from local California utilities and funding from the California Energy Commission's PIER program and U.S. Department of Energy, the Berkeley Lamp II improves on its original design with increased optics, performance and reliability.
OptoElectronix – OptoElectronix, a leading LED light engine manufacturer, announced that it has become an affiliate of the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at UC Davis. Through the CLTC affiliation, OptoElectronix will join other lighting innovators, such as OSRAM and Philips, to improve the efficacy of LED luminaires, bring performance and reliability standardization to LED lighting, and drive costs down. Success in these areas will make LED lighting practical, reducing energy use and lowering maintenance costs.
Christie Communications – UC Davis has been a leader in the movement toward energy sustainability for the past few years, and on June 22, 2009 they will be awarded the Energy Efficiency Partnership Program, 2009 Best Practice Award for their parking garage lighting design retrofit. The Facilities Management program at UC Davis will be presented the award at the UC/CSU/CCC Sustainability Conference at UC Santa Barbara.