Christie Communications – UC Davis has been a leader in the movement toward energy sustainability for the past few years, and on June 22, 2009 they will be awarded the Energy Efficiency Partnership Program, 2009 Best Practice Award for their parking garage lighting design retrofit. The Facilities Management program at UC Davis will be presented the award at the UC/CSU/CCC Sustainability Conference at UC Santa Barbara.
Business Wire – While most students were writing reports and taking exams during finals week, lighting design students were worrying about glare, light distribution, and presenting a quarter’s worth of work to a panel of industry professionals as part of the LED (light-emitting diode) Luminaire Design Competition with the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California, Davis. As the result of their hard work and dedication, the winning designs will be displayed at LIGHTFAIR International 2009.
LD+A – The New York Energy Conservation Expo (NYECE) is dedicated to displaying energy conserving devices and systems on a year-round basis. The director of NYECE met with CLTC director, Michael Siminovitch, to discuss conservation, lighting, and collaboration.
Business Wire – Echelon Corporation announced that it has become an affiliate member of the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC). As an affiliate member, Echelon is working with research and education leaders at the University of California, Davis and other academic institutions, leading manufacturers of lighting products, and state and national agencies to bring highly energy efficient lighting systems equipped with smart control networking technology to market.
Sacramento Bee – For Michael Siminovitch, if the design is right, energy efficiency will follow. Siminovitch directs the California Lighting Technology Center in Davis, a partnership of the University of California, Davis, and the California Energy Commission as well as utilities and industry. He talked with The Bee about the future of lighting and his approach to illumination.
2009 5th Annual Conference on Total Building Commissioning, Chicago
Presented by Konstantinos Papamichael
Macworld product review – Full Spectrum Solutions' Berkeley Lamp II provides provides both downward-focused task lighting and upward-facing ambient lighting with two independent, dimmable fluorescent bulbs. The energy-efficient office lighting solution is also designed to prevent eyestrain and glare.
Lighting Controls Association – The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) organized a study in eight private offices at the University of California, Davis in 2008 to attempt to generate useful data related to these questions.