The California Lighting Technology Center’s Retail Lighting Guide is designed to educate builders, lighting designers, contractors and others about the retail nonresidential lighting portion of California’s 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6).
The guide provides information on the compliance process, lighting technology concepts and principles, current lighting technologies, and code requirements and recommendations. It includes recommendations for meeting the lighting standards in different retail spaces, including outlet stores, mass merchandising spaces, boutiques, and commercial restrooms.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) sponsored the guide, which was developed in collaboration with the California Energy Commission. The document supplements the Energy Commission’s Nonresidential Compliance Manual. The guide also complements lighting courses developed through CLTC and sponsored by PG&E’s Energy Education program.