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IES LD+A Research Matters: Optimizing Building Design and Operations

Published: Tue, 01/07/2020
CLTC Studies: Optimizing Building Design and Operations

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.

CLTC Seeks Accomplished Architect, Lighting Designer or Academic

Published: Fri, 07/12/2019
A collage of different laboratory employees handling different lighting equipment and devices.

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.