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.

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 2008 Title 24 energy code 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: Retail Lighting

Title 24: Retail Lighting

This Retail Lighting course is offered through PG&E’s Energy Training Center and taught by an industry professional from CLTC. The class covers current Title 24 requirements for retail lighting, the compliance process, 2013 code updates, and efficiency measures’ impacts on the retail industry. It also offers cost-effective energy-saving measures for both new construction and retrofit projects. Attendees will receive hands-on exposure to new lighting technologies, and they will learn implementation strategies to comply with the code.

CLTC at LIGHTFAIR International 2016

Published: Wed, 06/15/2016
CLTC at LIGHTFAIR International 2016

Over 25,000 lighting professionals attended this year’s LIGHTFAIR International 2016. CLTC partnered with the California Energy Commission and Energy Code Ace for this year’s event to provide attendees with information and resources on California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards and the Appliance Efficiency Regulations. CLTC’s Nicole Graeber, Daniel Wong of the California Energy Commission, and Kelly Cunningham from PG&E and the Energy Code Ace team presented on California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards and the Appliance Efficiency Regulations.

Lighting Appliance Efficiency Regulations: What's New in the Title 20 Code?

Lighting Appliance Efficiency Regulations: What's New in the Title 20 Code?
04/13/2016

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.

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