Publications

2013 Title 24, Part 6 Lighting for Office Applications Guide

2013 Title 24, Part 6 Lighting for Office Applications Guide
03/31/2015

The California Lighting Technology Center’s Lighting for Office Applications Guide is designed to familiarize builders and lighting industry professionals with the office nonresidential portion of California’s 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6).

The guide includes the compliance process and requirements, current lighting technologies, and recommendations for implementing the standards in new construction or renovation projects. It serves as a resource for those involved in constructing, maintaining, or retrofitting California's office buildings.

CEC awards Bosch-led team $2.8 million to demonstrate commercial-scale energy grid, including lighting and controls

03/18/2015

Bosch—The California Energy Commission has announced a proposed award to Robert Bosch LLC for $2,817,566 to demonstrate a high-penetration, renewable-based microgrid. With this award, Bosch will demonstrate the effectiveness of its Direct-Current Building-Scale Microgrid Platform (Bosch DC microgrid) in an American Honda Motor Co., Inc., parts distribution center. The project is designed to illustrate the viability and benefits of a commercial-scale DC building grid compared with conventional AC-based grid connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems or microgrids.

High Color Rendering Can Enable Better Vision without Requiring More Power

03/02/2015

LEUKOS— A new article advocating for high color rendering in consumer lighting products and the policies that support their adoption is now available.  The paper is a collaboration between CLTC, the University of British Columbia and the National Research Council of Canada.

The article focuses on the tradeoff between color rendering accuracy and lamp efficiency to show that high color rendering accuracy is appropriate and, contrary to a common misconception, does not intrinsically require greater electrical energy consumption.

Technology Definitions For Multi-Tenant Light Commercial Buildings Market Survey

02/27/2015

CLTC is conducting research into developing technological and market-based approaches that will help increase deployment of energy-efficient technologies in existing multi-tenant light commercial (MTLC) buildings in California. MTLC buildings are single-story commercial buildings with between two and 25 tenants,  less than 150,000 square feet in size, and a power load less than 499 kilowatts.

The results from the market survey will help CLTC researchers identify which technologies and strategies to focus on in developing incentive programs to encourage their adoption.

Part 1 with Michael Siminovitch from the CLTC: Exploring the Urban Fabrics of Light

02/26/2015

Echelon IIoT Insights Blog—In part 1 of this discussion,  Michael Siminovitch, Director of the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) and the Rosenfeld Chair in Energy Efficiency and a professor in the Department of Design at UC Davis, talks about adaptive outdoor lighting and the urban fabrics of light. 

Read the discussion on Echelon's IIoT Insights Blog.

2013 Title 24, Part 6 Outdoor Lighting Guide

2013 Title 24, Part 6 Outdoor Lighting Guide
02/24/2015

The California Lighting Technology Center’s 2013 Outdoor Lighting Guide for Title 24, Part 6 compliance is designed to help builders, lighting industry professionals, and others navigate the nonresidential outdoor lighting portion of California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The new standards, which took effect July 1, 2014, include updated requirements for retrofit standards, lighting controls, and uplight and glare limits.

Light and Health: Design Strategies and Technologies

02/12/2015

Presentation to ASHRAE Golden Gate Chapter
Presented by Konstantinos Papapmichael, Ph.D

Overview of human light sensing and processing, focusing on well-being and health effects, especially the effects of blue light on circadian rhythms. Lighting strategies and implementation technologies that support human well-being and health, considering key indoor and outdoor applications.

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