California's 2008 and 2013 Title 24 standards require some high-efficacy lighting in a limited number of residential space types, such as kitchens and bathrooms. (Refer to the project page for more on code requirements for high-efficacy luminaire classification.) Future standards requiring all high-efficacy lighting in residential buildings could yield large-scale energy savings—if cost-effective technologies will satisfy consumers.
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UC Davis received a best-practice award for lighting at this year's California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC), June 24 at UC Santa Barbara. The award recognizes UC Davis' innovative adaptive control system for exterior lighting.
Representatives from CLTC, WCEC and the State Partnership for Energy Efficient Demonstrations (SPEED) program were at booth #203 for the conference, sharing information on lighting and HVAC technologies, Title 24 changes, and project funding opportunities available to California colleges and universities.
On Wednesday, June 12, CLTC Director Michael Siminovitch received EverLast Lighting's first Energy Innovation Award for CLTC’s research and development of adaptive lighting controls. The award also recognized CLTC’s use of induction lighting in energy efficiency projects and the center’s commitment to reducing energy use for lighting on University of California campuses. CLTC has helped reduce exterior lighting energy consumption by over 60 percent at UC Davis alone through the university’s Smart Lighting Initiative.
The Smart Schools Symposium is a one-day event for school leaders and facility managers that will feature proven best practices for lighting, HVAC and water efficiency upgrades. The symposium is presented by Greenwise Joint Venture in partnership with CLTC, UC Davis and other supporting organizations, public agencies and private companies.
CLTC affiliate American Honda Motor Co., Inc., celebrated completion of the Honda Smart Home US project with an open house event on March 25, 2014 at UC Davis West Village. The zero net energy (ZNE) home is a model for residential sustainability, demonstrating best-practice solutions. CLTC has partnered with Honda to develop a forward-thinking lighting design for the project.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium (MSSLC) has released its Model Specification for Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring of LED Roadway Luminaires, Version 1.0. The specification was prepared by the MSSLC Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring Committee. It is intended to help those cities and utilities adopting LED street lighting select control systems appropriate to their varied needs.
CLTC partnered with the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the California Energy Commission to assess how incentive programs and education efforts might best serve retailers' transition to LEDs.
Last June UC Davis replaced 101 static HPS and MH wall packs with adaptive LED wall packs by Philips, equipping them with outdoor motion sensors by WattStopper and networked controls from Lumewave. Along with streetlights and post-top luminaires, the wall packs were incorporated into the Adaptive Campus Control System at UC Davis, via an RF network that provides campus-wide lighting control.