CLTC and its partners, the California Energy Alliance and UC Irvine's California Plug Load Research Center, are excited to share that the California Energy Commission recently awarded the team approximately $1M in funding to identify, test and recommend commercial and residential plug loads that present the best opportunity for energy savings as part of future energy codes and appliance s
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The University of California, Davis, seeks an accomplished designer with experience in energy-efficient lighting, daylighting or a related area of product, systems or environmental design to:
CLTC is excited to release its updated, introductory videos focused on 2019 Title 24, Part 6 lighting requirements! The videos are designed to increase knowledge and implementation of code-compliant lighting in California’s nonresidential and residential buildings.
Each video introduces a specific topic in the 2019 Energy Code, which went into effect earlier this year:
As lighting technology changes, so too does the terminology used to describe it. New terms and ratings commonly become part of product packaging long before the general public has a reliable understanding of their meanings and the impact on their environments.
The majority of building power distribution systems use alternating current (AC) sourced from a power grid. This significantly influences the design of direct current (DC) appliances including LED light sources and digital controls.
CLTC recently completed a four-year EPIC-sponsored research program that included a long-term performance evaluation of commercially available LED light sources. The study aimed to determine if today’s existing products meet their stated performance when installed in worst-case thermal conditions typical of applications designed to comply with California’s Title 24 requirements.
Evaluation results showed that the tested LED replacement lamps met most of the performance criteria claimed by their manufacturers. However, 36% of the tested lamps failed prematurely.
CLTC is excited to announce that our 2019 Nonresidential Lighting and Electrical Power Distribution Guide is now available! The guide assists builders and lighting industry professionals in navigating the nonresidential lighting and electrical power distribution portions of California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6 or Energy Code) that took effect on January 1, 2020.