The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California Davis collaborated with the California Energy Commission to provide this educational video series in support of the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24). California’s new residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards took effect on January 1, 2017.
New regulations in the 2016 Energy Standards require that lighting in new homes be high efficacy, while also expanding the types of lighting that qualify as high efficacy. This change eliminates most space by space requirements and ensures that a variety of lighting technologies and techniques are available to builders and contractors. This video series provides an overview of the requirements for high-efficacy lighting in the 2016 Energy Standards.
A downloadable fact sheet covering the same topics are available here.
Module 1: Overview of High Efficacy Lighting
The 2016 Energy Standards require that all indoor and outdoor lighting be high efficacy. Some light sources qualify automatically, others must be certified to the Energy Commission as compliant with the high-efficacy requirements contained in joint appendix JA8 of the 2016 reference appendices. Module 1 provides an overview of high efficacy lighting for residential buildings as regulated by the 2016 Energy Standards.
Module 2: High Efficacy Light Sources
Module 2 focuses on light sources that must be certified to the Energy Commission as compliant with JA8 to be classified as high efficacy. This is followed by information on relevant lighting terminology related to high efficacy lighting, as well as specific performance requirements for high efficacy light sources and light source testing.
Module 3: Joint Reference Appendix JA8
Module 3 takes an in-depth look at joint appendix JA8 performance requirements contained in the 2016 reference appendices. This module discusses light sources that must be certified to the Energy Commission as compliant with JA8 to be classified as high efficacy; relevant lighting terms; specific performance requirements for high efficacy light sources and light source testing.
Module 4: High Efficacy Requirements Applied
Module 4 focuses on how the high efficacy requirements of the 2016 Energy Standards can be applied from the manufacturer, builder, and building inspector perspectives. It also includes the general compliance process for residential lighting under the 2016 Energy Standards.