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.
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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.
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:
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:
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.
American Public Media's program, Marketplace, recently highlighted the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP) in a story on "Greening Construction Jobs for Energy Efficiency."