Nonresidential Lighting and Electrical Power Distribution Guide for 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

Nonresidential Lighting and Electrical Power Distribution Guide for 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards
Publication Date: 
03/13/2017

The California Lighting Technology Center’s 2016 Nonresidential Lighting and Electrical Power Distribution Guide assists builders and lighting industry professionals in navigating the nonresidential lighting portion of California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6). California's new nonresidential Building Energy Efficiency Standards took effect on January 1, 2017.

Overall, the 2016 Energy Standards focus on several key areas to improve the energy efficiency of newly constructed buildings, additions and alterations to existing buildings. The most significant efficiency improvements include alignment with the ASHRAE 90.1 2013 national standards. The 2016 Energy Standards also include changes made throughout all of its sections to improve the clarity, consistency, and readability of the regulatory language.

This guide includes explanation of the new requirements for nonresidential lighting detailed in the 2016 Energy Standards and includes best-practice recommendations and sample lighting plans. The new guide also includes information on current lighting technologies, energy-efficient lighting strategies and lighting design principles.

The guide is sponsored by Energy Code Ace and developed in collaboration with the California Energy Commission. It complements the California Energy Commission's Nonresidential Compliance Manual as well as energy education classes on lighting offered through PG&E and Southern California Edison.