Codes & Standards

Title 20 Lighting Appliance Efficiency Regulations

The California Energy Commission adopted new standards updating the 2015 Appliance Efficiency Regulations (Title 20) for lighting appliances. Updates will roll out in two tiers with Tier 1 effective January 1, 2018 and Tier 2 effective July 1, 2019. Notably, this update adds standards for small-diameter directional lamps. The updated regulations incorporate elements of lighting product quality for both general service LED lamps and small-diameter directional lamps in addition to the traditional lighting appliance efficiency standards previously included in the regulations.

Educational Video Series: Lighting Controls Technologies & Requirements

Lighting Controls
08/10/2017

The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California Davis collaborated with the California Energy Commission to provide this educational video series in support of the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24).  Sensors and controls can achieve significant energy savings by automatically adjusting lighting based on time of day, available task needs, daylight, occupancy, and electricity supply or cost.

Title 24: Retail Lighting Class Presentations

04/06/2017

Good retail lighting presents the store’s merchandise in a way that makes shopping a comfortable and engaging experience. In most retail applications, this involves maximizing illumination while minimizing the visibility of light sources. This allows customers to focus on what is being lit, versus the lighting itself. These modules are training materials for the Title 24 Retail course. This intermediate class is for professionals who design, specify, and/or inspect lighting installations in new and remodeled retail spaces. 

Title 24: Residential Lighting

Title 24: Residential Lighting

The Residential Lighting Design Guide outlines best practices in lighting design to help builders comply with California's 2016 Title 24 Energy Standards requirements. 

Topics include:

  • Explanation of the code
  • Technical and compliance information
  • Lighting design examples

The lighting design guide will cover code explanation and floor plan examples of the following areas:

Title 24: Office Lighting Class Presentations

Title 24: Office Lighting Presentations
03/15/2017

This Office Lighting course is offered through PG&E’s Energy Training Center and taught by an industry professional from CLTC. This course is designed for those who design, specify, or inspect lighting installations in new and remodeled commercial office spaces. The curriculum includes an overview of current lighting technologies, including LED luminaires, and updates on lighting requirements and sections in the 2016 standards.

Title 24: Office Lighting

Title 24: Office Lighting

This Office Lighting course is offered through PG&E’s Energy Training Center and taught by an industry professional from CLTC. This course is designed for those who design, specify, or inspect lighting installations in new and remodeled commercial office spaces. The curriculum includes an overview of current lighting technologies, including LED luminaires, and updates on new lighting requirements and sections in the 2016 standards.

Learning outcomes for course participants include the ability to:

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
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.

Lighting Fact Sheets for 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

02/23/2017

The California Lighting Technology Center has developed a series of fact sheets designed to raise awareness of the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, which took effect on January 1, 2017. These materials are intended to increase knowledge and implementation of code-compliant lighting for California’s residential and non-residential buildings. 

Available fact sheets focus on key areas of the Energy Standards including:

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