Codes & Standards

CA IOU Program: Program Overview for Manufacturers


CLTC is now the lead organization processing new LED product report reviews for the upstream Residential Lighting Incentive Programs conducted by PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E. CLTC staff work with the utility Program Managers to identify product that will be considered for review. If manufacturers have products that are likely to meet the CEC Specification, the manufacturer should contact the utility Program Manager to be considered for participation. Program Managers will determine which products CLTC will review, based on their program needs. 

Product Review for Compliance with the CA LED Lamp Specification

Published: Mon, 07/20/2015
Product Review for Compliance with the California Quality LED Lamp Specification

The California Energy Commission has adopted a voluntary lighting quality specification for LED replacement lamps. The California Quality LED Lamp Specification requires LED lamps to meet certain performance criteria. The requirement to use the standard to guide Residential Lighting Incentive Program currently applies to the investor owned utilities, but several municipal utilities are considering the adoption of the standard.

Evaluation of High Efficiency Lighting for New California Homes


Current Title 24 Building code requirements call for use of high-efficacy lighting in a limited number of residential space types. Builders are allowed to install low efficacy lighting if they also install dimming controls. However, significant load reduction and energy savings over current code-compliant designs can be achieved through the use of All High-Efficacy (AHE) lighting design practices.

Energy Commission Approves 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

Published: Fri, 06/19/2015
2016 Title 24, Part 6: Building Energy Efficiency Standards

On June 10, the California Energy Commission unanimously approved building energy efficiency standards that will reduce energy costs and increase comfort in new and upgraded homes and other buildings.

The standards, which take effect on Jan. 1, 2017, focus on three key areas: updating residential requirements to move closer to California's zero net energy goals, updating nonresidential and high-rise residential requirements, and improving the clarity and consistency of existing regulations. 

APEC funding supports international coalition for developing sustainable lighting design best practices

Published: Wed, 06/17/2015
APEC funding supports international coalition for developing sustainable lighting design best practices

With new funding awarded from the Asia‑Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the California Lighting Technology Center, UC Davis will continue to lead an initiative focused on developing lighting strategies designed for use in sustainable building projects. The funding, awarded under the winning proposal titled “Establishing Lighting Best Practices and Educational Programs to Achieve Deep Energy Savings,” will support workshops intended to build a collaborative of researchers committed to the development of sharable lighting best practices that will achieve deep energy savings through retrof

Office Lighting: Title 24 and Technology Update


8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
SCE Energy Education Center – Irwindale
6090 N. Irwindale Ave.
Irwindale, CA  91702

Instructor: Kelly Cunningham

This intermediate level class is for energy consultants who will learn about identifying key nonresidential building standards and compliance options for new construction, alterations and additions, compliance related documents, and the importance of staying up to date on compliance codes.

This course is worth 7 AIA Learning Units.


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