Designers, owners and operators are all faced with a myriad of decisions on how best to achieve their building design and operational goals. Complex and often conflicting objectives can make even the simplest decisions appear challenging. Take, for example, thermal comfort. According to the Department of Energy, adjusting temperature set points by just one degree for an eight-hour workday can save commercial building owners 3% in energy costs. This equates to thousands of dollars in savings each year. Clearly, the least costly alternative is to not heat or cool a building.
News & Events
CLTC is excited to announce that the University of California, California State University, California Community Colleges and California State Department of General Services just released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Phase 2 of the Million LED Challenge!
The University of California, Davis, seeks an accomplished Architect, Lighting Designer or Academic with experience in energy-efficient lighting or daylighting design to lead the UC Davis California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) and teach lighting design classes as faculty director. The Director will be appointed as a tenured Associate or Full Professor within the Department of Design, College of Letters and Science. The Director will also hold the prestigious Arthur H. Rosenfeld Chair in Energy Efficiency.
The California Lighting Technology Center and the California Energy Commission hosted a webinar focused on research outcomes from our recent EPIC-sponsored project, A New Generation of LED Lighting Systems!
The webinar focused on four key areas:
CLTC is excited to release our What's New in 2019 Title 24, Part 6 for Residential Lighting publication! California's new residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards take effect on January 1, 2020. The 2019 Energy Standards focus on several key areas to improve the energy efficiency of newly constructed buildings, additions and alterations to existing buildings.
CLTC is excited to release our What's New in 2019 Title 24, Part 6 for Nonresidential Lighting publication! California's new nonresidential Building Energy Efficiency Standards take effect on January 1, 2020. The 2019 Energy Standards focus on several key areas to improve the energy efficiency of newly constructed buildings, additions and alterations to existing buildings.