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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.

2013 Title 24, Part 6 Residential Lighting Guide Now Available

Published: Tue, 05/27/2014

CLTC’s updated Residential Lighting Guide is designed to help builders and lighting industry professionals navigate the residential lighting portion of California’s newest Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6). The new standards take effect July 1, 2014 and include updated requirements for high-efficacy lighting, lighting controls, and LED quality.

Siminovitch Selected for Global Climate Leadership Council

Published: Tue, 05/27/2014
UC Davis Professor Michael Siminovitch Selected for Global Climate Leadership Council

Michael Siminovitch, UC Davis professor of design and director of UC Davis’s California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), has been selected by UC President Janet Napolitano to serve on the newly formed University of California Global Climate Leadership Council, which includes UC officials, students and outside experts. President Napolitano formed the council to guide UC efforts aimed at achieving carbon neutrality by 2025. 

CLTC Shares "Lighting Retrofit Strategies for California Schools"

Published: Fri, 04/18/2014
CLTC Shares "Lighting Retrofit Strategies for California Schools"

CLTC recently released “Lighting Retrofit Strategies for California Schools,” a new guide designed to help K–12 schools and community colleges maximize the long-term benefits of energy-efficient lighting upgrades. The guide provides expert advice on best practices for planning projects, incorporating daylighting and lighting controls, and selecting solutions for applications commonly found at school sites. The interactive electronic guide also includes Web links to case studies, product specification sheets, free or low-cost support programs, and other online resources.

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