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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: 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:

Proposition 39

Proposition 39

Each year, California schools spend approximately as much money on energy—$700 million—as they do on books and supplies.1 Education spending is a frequent point of debate among politicians and citizens, and maximizing the implementation of energy efficient technologies in school facilities could act as a way to increase education budgets without allocating additional public funds.

High Color Rendering Can Enable Better Vision without Requiring More Power

Published: Mon, 03/02/2015
High Color Rendering Can Enable Better Vision without Requiring More Power

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.

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.

CLTC Hosted University of California Global Climate Leadership Council Meeting

Published: Fri, 02/20/2015
CLTC Hosted University of California Global Climate Leadership Council Meeting

CLTC hosted the University of California Global Climate Leadership Council meeting on February 25.

UC President Janet Napolitano formed the council to advise UC campuses on achieving the ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2025 while providing guidance for furthering other longstanding sustainability goals. The council will offer direction on integrating the carbon neutrality initiative into UC’s teaching, research and public service mission.

CLTC Director Michael Siminovitch and undergraduate student Elaine Swiedler represents UC Davis on the council.

High-Efficacy Residential Lighting Guide

High-Efficacy Residential Lighting Guide
12/12/2014

CLTC developed the High-Efficacy Residential Lighting guide to provide information about lighting products and key lighting principles and best practice recommendations. The guide is designed to help builders and lighting industry professionals working on zero-net energy (ZNE) and sustainable residential projects.

Lighting designs consisting of high-efficacy luminaires and lamps currently exceed California's energy code requirements. Such designs are increasingly attractive to home buyers as demand grows for energy-efficient smart homes and ZNE residences.

Lighting Products and Best Practices Provided in High-Efficacy Residential Lighting Guide

Published: Thu, 12/04/2014
High-Efficacy-Residential-Lighting-Guide

Download the High-Efficacy Residential Lighting guide here.

CLTC developed the High-Efficacy Residential Lighting guide to provide information about lighting products and key lighting principles and best practice recommendations. The guide is designed to help builders and lighting industry professionals working on zero-net energy (ZNE) and sustainable residential projects.

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