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UC Davis, Thai University Sign MOU

Published: Tue, 09/16/2014

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.

UC Davis and CLTC Partner with Thai University to Improve Lighting Efficiency

Published: Thu, 08/07/2014
UC Davis Professor Michael Siminovitch will teach abroad at KMUTT, Thailand

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.

How to Comply with the Latest Lighting Standards

Published: Tue, 07/01/2014
New Title 24 Standards Took Effect July 1, 2014

CLTC is involved in outreach and education efforts aimed at helping professionals meet—or exceed—California's new Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6), which took effect July 1, 2014. The following CLTC resources were created to help designers, lighting professionals and builders become familiar with advanced lighting technologies and the latest code improvements:

New Lighting Requirements Take Effect

Published: Fri, 06/27/2014
California's 2013 Title 24, Part 6 takes effect July 1, 2014

California’s new 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6) take effect July 1, 2014. The new standards include updated requirements for high-efficacy lighting, lighting controls, and LED quality.

CLTC provides various resources to help builders and lighting industry professionals navigate the lighting portion of Title 24, Part 6, including the residential and nonresidential code requirements. CLTC has also developed training materials for classes offered through California utilities. These resources are available at no cost through CLTC’s website:

CALCTP-AT Technicians Ready for New Title 24 Role

Published: Mon, 06/23/2014
CALCTP-AT Technicians Serve New Title 24 Role for Lighting Controls

California’s newest Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6) take effect July 1, 2014 and include an unprecedented number of requirements for lighting controls. To ensure newly installed lighting controls operate properly, the new standards also require that a certified lighting controls acceptance test technician conduct and document all required lighting controls acceptance tests.