News & Events

New Effective Date Announced for 2013 Title 24 Standards

Published: Tue, 12/03/2013

At its December 11, 2013 Business Meeting, the California Energy Commission revised the effective date for the state's new Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Part 1, Chapter 10 and Part 6), and affected provisions in Part 11 (i.e., the Cal. Green Building Standards Code) from January 1, 2014 to July 1, 2014. Changes to other sections of the code, such as plumbing, electrical, fire, and other standards, are unaffected by this decision.

CALCTP-AT Technician Training Course

Published: Tue, 11/26/2013
CALCTP-AT Technician Training Course

The California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP) is offering a course for lighting controls acceptance test technicians and technician employers on May 7–8 at the SCE Energy Education Center in Irwindale, CA. Those who successfully complete the course will be certified to conduct lighting controls acceptance tests as required by the new 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6) set to take effect July 1.

Biannual Joint Meeting of the CIE/USA and CNC/CIE

Published: Fri, 10/25/2013
Biannual Joint Meeting of the CIE/USA and CNC/CIE

The International Commission on Illumination (CIE, from its French name) is the global association for discussion, debate and information sharing on all matters related to light and lighting. The Canadian and U.S. committees for the CIE meet in Davis, California this year for two days of technical presentations, tours, and business meetings with many of the leading researchers and practitioners in the science and art of light and lighting.

Student Spotlight: Thao Tran

Published: Wed, 09/25/2013

UC Davis undergraduate student Thao Tran is the recipient of a Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarship from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). The scholarship will fund research she began last year in Professor Siminovitch's Designing with Light course (DES 136B).

“I’m interested in how lighting impacts health and wellness,” says Tran.  “And I want to learn more about how to execute that in a way that also saves energy.”

Smart Lighting Initiative: Phase 2

Published: Tue, 09/17/2013
Smart Lighting Phase 2 in 43 buildings

Phase 2 of the UC Davis Smart Lighting Initiative will upgrade lighting in offices, labs, classrooms, corridors, and other spaces in selected buildings built in 1985 or later. Implementation of energy-efficient light sources, vacancy sensors and lighting control systems will reduce energy use by an estimated 5.5 million kilowatt-hours annually, saving the campus about $475,000, according to Scott Arntzen, senior project manager with Design and Construction Management.

Singapore to Launch Lighting Technology Center in Collaboration with UC Davis

Published: Tue, 09/10/2013
CLTC Inspires Sister Center in Singapore

The University of California, Davis, is collaborating with the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) and Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA) to develop a lighting efficiency demonstration and training center in Singapore. Leaders from the three institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on September 12 stating goals and strategies for fostering sustainable lighting solutions through the new center.