UCTV – Presentations from winners of the Energy Efficiency Partnership Best Practice awards competition for projects that demonstrate successful Lighting Design/Retrofit and Monitoring Based Commissioning (MBCx) projects. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC Davis, and San Diego CC present on projects that implemented emerging technology solutions to lighting applications in areas such as stairwells, parking lots, classrooms, and gymnasiums. CSU San Bernardino and UC Berkeley present MBCx projects that were implemented on their campuses.
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.
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.
UC Davis received a best-practice award for lighting at this year's California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC), June 24 at UC Santa Barbara. The award recognizes UC Davis' innovative adaptive control system for exterior lighting.
Representatives from CLTC, WCEC and the State Partnership for Energy Efficient Demonstrations (SPEED) program were at booth #203 for the conference, sharing information on lighting and HVAC technologies, Title 24 changes, and project funding opportunities available to California colleges and universities.
Electrical Contractor Magazine – Lighting standards already exist for performing tasks such as reading, threading a needle, cooking and grooming. However, older adults need much more light than the standards currently call for. This has strong implications when planning to light kitchens, bathrooms, clothes closets, entrances and stairways.
LD+A – California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) has continued research over the past year to develop and commercialize a next-generation daylight harvesting system with automatic commissioning and increased reliability through the use of two photo sensors. CLTC is working with Wal-Mart to demonstrate the product protytype in a retail store and with Watt Stopper/Legrand to commercialize the system.
Smart Planet – What types of smart lights will power our homes and offices in the next five to ten years? At the California Lighting Institute at UC Davis, Professor Michael Siminovitch shows us a giant integrated sphere that acts as an advanced light meter. He also discusses an array of LED and fluorescent lighting technologies including, down lighting systems for residential use, and exterior LED lighting for garages and parking lots.
On Wednesday, June 12, CLTC Director Michael Siminovitch received EverLast Lighting's first Energy Innovation Award for CLTC’s research and development of adaptive lighting controls. The award also recognized CLTC’s use of induction lighting in energy efficiency projects and the center’s commitment to reducing energy use for lighting on University of California campuses. CLTC has helped reduce exterior lighting energy consumption by over 60 percent at UC Davis alone through the university’s Smart Lighting Initiative.