CLTC and WCEC, in partnership with San Diego Gas & Electric, conducted a study at four hotels in the San Diego area utilizing three brands of occupancy controlled guest room thermostat products. The main objective of this assessment was to compare the energy use of the emerging technology with the existing technology. The adoption of advanced control systems in the hotel industry has been slow due to high labor cost of installing systems, maintaining the post installation integrity of the system, and lack of verified energy savings.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) partnered with the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California, Davis, to assess how education or incentive programs for lighting that uses light-emitting diode (LED) technology might best serve retail business owners within PG&E’s service territory. LED replacement lamps provide a solution for business and building owners looking to increase the energy efficiency of their lighting systems in order to meet, or exceed, 2013 Title 24 standards.