CLTC and the Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC) are working to educate Bay Area municipal leaders about streetlighting upgrades to reduce energy use and save money.
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CLTC is providing key guidance and coordination in developing the next generation of Title 24, Part 6 standards for residential applications. The proposed lighting measures in the draft 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards will increase the adoption of high efficacy and high quality solid-state lighting products in new homes being built.
CLTC strengthened its partnership with King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) as part of efforts to advance lighting efficiency at the international level.
This summer, CLTC Director Michael Siminovitch led a graduate-level seminar on LED luminaire design at KMUTT in Bangkok, Thailand. In the fall, CLTC and UC Davis welcomed KMUTT leaders to campus. During the visit, the universities signed a memo of understanding supporting collaboration between their lighting research centers.
On September 16 CLTC and UC Davis welcomed President Sakarindr Bhumiratana and five other academic leaders from King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand, for a meeting with UC Davis Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph Hexter and other senior UC Davis representatives. During the visit, the two universities signed a memo of understanding supporting collaboration between their respective lighting research centers, both of which are dedicated to improving the sustainability and energy efficiency of lighting.
On August 19, 2014, CLTC Co-director Dr. Konstantinos Papamichael delivered the keynote address at the SSLNet Conference, hosted by the Smart Sustainable Lighting Network in Toronto. Workshops were held in conjunction with the conference on August 18 and 20.
UC Davis Professor Michael Siminovitch will return to King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi in Thailand for a third time, August 16–September 13. This year Professor Siminovitch has been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Professorship at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), which will include teaching a graduate class in luminaire design.
On July 29 CLTC Director Michael Siminovitch delivered the keynote address at the 2014 DesignLights Consortium Stakeholder Meeting. Professor Siminovitch's presentation included case study results and information on the emerging lighting and control technologies deployed for UC Davis's Smart Lighting Initiative.