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Advanced Lighting Control Systems

Advanced lighting control systems (ALCS) provide networked control and monitoring capabilities of connected luminaires via onboard metering and system reporting features. These advanced features allow system owners to dynamically balance visual comfort and lighting energy use. CLTC, in collaboration with SDG&E, developed a technology validation program to determine the accuracy and reliability of onboard metering and system reporting features of advanced lighting control systems.

Advanced Lighting Control Systems: Bench Testing

11/04/2015

Advanced lighting control systems provide networked control and monitoring capabilities of connected luminaires via onboard metering and system reporting features.  These advanced features allow system owners to dynamically balance visual comfort and lighting energy use.  CLTC, in collaboration with SDG&E, developed a technology validation program to determine the accuracy and reliability of onboard metering and system reporting features of advanced lighting control systems.

Investing in California Communities through Building Energy Efficiency Workforce Development

Published: Thu, 10/15/2015
Investing in California Communities through Building Energy Efficiency Workforce Development

CLTC, in partnership with the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) and the California IBEW-NECA Labor Management Cooperation Committee (CA LMCC)  is working to expand career pathways in the electrical industry. With new funding from the California Energy Commission, CLTC will develop training resources to increase workforce development opportunities in disadvantaged communities.

LED Linear Retrofit Solutions and Advanced Lighting Control Systems for Small Commercial Retail Applications

06/09/2015

Linear fluorescent lamps account for 83 percent of installed lamps in the California commercial sector per a lighting market characterization performed in 2014. LED lighting products are receiving attention for their potential to replace fluorescent lighting, reduce energy use and improve lighting quality in a variety of indoor commercial applications, including offices, classrooms and retail stores. LED alternatives to linear fluorescent lighting products fall into three main categories: linear retrofit lamp solutions, linear retrofits for troffers and dedicated luminaires.

Energy Commission Approves 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

Published: Fri, 06/19/2015

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. 

Saving Energy in Buildings with Adaptive Lighting Systems: Solutions for the Retail Sector

06/15/2015

The retail sector, which represents 13 percent of California’s lighting electricity use, has historically not embraced the use of lighting controls to save energy. California regulators have responded to retailer’s concerns that lighting controls and lighting power density restrictions may have a negative impact on sales and customers. Currently, building lighting energy-efficiency standards for the retail sector are less stringent than regulations imposed on other commercial space types.

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