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.
Explanation of the new requirements for residential lighting are organized by space type (kitchens, bathrooms, outdoor lighting, etc.) and accompanied by best-practice recommendations and sample lighting plans. The new guide also includes an overview of updates made to the 2008 standards, information on current lighting technologies, and energy-efficient lighting strategies and principles.
The guide was sponsored by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and developed in collaboration with the California Energy Commission. It complements the California Energy Commission's Residential Compliance Manual as well as energy education classes on lighting offered through PG&E and Southern California Edison.