The California Lighting Technology Center’s Retail Lighting Guide is designed to educate builders, lighting designers, contractors and others about the retail nonresidential lighting portion of California’s 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6).
The California Lighting Technology Center’s Lighting for Office Applications Guide is designed to familiarize builders and lighting industry professionals with the office nonresidential portion of California’s 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6).
The guide includes the compliance process and requirements, current lighting technologies, and recommendations for implementing the standards in new construction or renovation projects. It serves as a resource for those involved in constructing, maintaining, or retrofitting California's office buildings.
The California Lighting Technology Center’s 2013 Outdoor Lighting Guide for Title 24, Part 6 compliance is designed to help builders, lighting industry professionals, and others navigate the nonresidential outdoor lighting portion of California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The new standards, which took effect July 1, 2014, include updated requirements for retrofit standards, lighting controls, and uplight and glare limits.
CLTC developed the High-Efficacy Residential Lighting guide to provide information about lighting products and key lighting principles and best practice recommendations. The guide is designed to help builders and lighting industry professionals working on zero-net energy (ZNE) and sustainable residential projects.
Lighting designs consisting of high-efficacy luminaires and lamps currently exceed California's energy code requirements. Such designs are increasingly attractive to home buyers as demand grows for energy-efficient smart homes and ZNE residences.
The California Lighting Technology Center’s 2013 Residential Lighting Guide for Title 24, Part 6 compliance 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 took effect July 1, 2014 and include updated requirements for high-efficacy lighting, lighting controls, and LED quality.
The Voluntary California Quality LED Lamp Specification requires that LED lamps meet certain product performance criteria. This “California Quality” specification was developed by the California Energy Commission in collaboration with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to accelerate consumer adoption of LED lamps. Many California utilities are using the California Quality Specification to determine which lamps they will include in their rebate and incentive programs.
CLTC’s “Lighting Retrofit Strategies for California Schools” is designed to help project managers navigate the many options now available for lighting retrofits and installations. The guide covers lighting and daylighting retrofit strategies that have consistently proven to provide the greatest long-term energy savings and lighting quality improvements on K–12 and community college campuses.
Fluorescent lamps currently constitute 80 percent of lamps installed in the U.S. commercial sector, according to the Department of Energy's latest Lighting Market Characterization report. LED lighting products are receiving a great deal of attention for their potential to replace fluorescent lighting, reduce energy use and improve lighting quality in a variety of indoor commercial applications, including offices, classrooms and retail stores.
The State Partnership for Energy Efficient Demonstrations (SPEED) program drives the market adoption of energy efficient technologies. Managed through the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE), SPEED has conducted more than 100 demonstrations and other technology-transfer projects across the state, showcasing the benefits of best practices and state-of-the-art solutions.
A growing number of LED products are entering the market, adding to the many choices consumers already face. By 2025, 60 percent of residential lighting across the U.S. will likely be LED-based. While nearly all LED lighting choices offer energy savings, not all LED products are created equal, and LEDs may not always be the best type of lamp to use. Professor Michael Siminovitch, director of the California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis, urges people to consider five things when looking for the right light.