Bringing Daylight Indoors

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Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Lorne Whitehead
Professor of Applied Physics
University of British Columbia

Dr. Lorne Whitehead of the University of British Columbia (UBC) spoke on advances in daylighting technologies for buildings. Dr. Whitehead introduced the SunCentral Core Sunlighting System, a device that harnesses daylight to illuminate the windowless cores of buildings. 

UC Davis partnered with UBC to install and test one SunCentral Core Sunlighting System at the Veterinary Medicine Facility N-2 Building on the UC Davis campus, with a second installation planned. The system allows daylight to be used instead of, or in conjunction with, electric light throughout a building, saving energy and reducing carbon emissions.

The Don Aumann Memorial Lecture in Lighting Efficiency reflects the shared mission of CLTC and UC Davis to support sustainability through education. This lecture series honors the memory of former CLTC Program Director Don Aumann, and his visionary outlook in the field of energy efficiency. The lecture program is graciously supported by many within the lighting community who appreciated Mr. Aumann's commitment, contributions and enthusiasm. It is sponsored in part by PG&E and the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program of the California Energy Commission. 

Lorne Whitehead, Ph.D. is a professor of applied physics at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Whitehead holds more than 100 patents, has founded numerous companies to support his inventions, and has performed research in wide-ranging fields such as fluid mechanics, power systems, electromagnetics, photonics, and electronics.