The annual Don Aumann Memorial Lecture in Lighting Efficiency honors CLTC’s first program director, Don Aumann, who died March 2007. Each event promotes energy efficiency and sustainability through education, reflecting goals shared by the University of California, Davis, and the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC).
A significant amount of energy can be saved in our homes today with the use of energy-efficient lighting technologies; many of these approaches also improve lighting quality and comport. The following is a list of some of the best technologies you can use today.
This lighting handbook and retrofit guide aims to assist in the process of developing high-performance, energy efficient, quality lighting retrofits for the Forest Service community. During the development of this guide, field evaluations were made to a wide range of Forest Service facilities in an effort to identify the most applicable recommendations.
This document provides overviews of exterior lighting technologies that would best be integrated into national parks as retrofits or new designs, as well as tips for evaluating light sources, performing a lighting audit, and pairing lamps with lighting controls. The key issues to consider when performing a retrofit or new lighting design are energy, cost, and maintenance savings, and this guide is intended to help make these decisions easier.
Best practices and lighting designs to help builders comply with California’s 2008 Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards.
NOTE: California's 2013 Title 24, Part 6 standards took effect July 1, 2014.
View CLTC's 2013 Title 24, Part 6 Residential Lighting Guide.
This guide aims to assist in the process of integrating energy-efficient lighting technologies as retrofits into national parks, and it offers tips for evaluating light sources, performing a lighting audit, and pairing lamps with lighting controls. This guide is intended to function as an overview of opportunities that exist for lighting improvements in visitor centers in the National Park Service facilities, as well as in other parks throughout the United States.
Lighting accounts for approximately 25 percent of California’s energy use, making energy-efficient lighting technologies a vital part of the state’s strategy for meeting its legislated climate goals. The Lighting Action Plan details the lighting portion of the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan, a comprehensive roadmap outlining solutions for reducing California’s energy consumption.
Changes to the lighting requirements under Title 24, Part 6 took effect July 1, 2014. This brief guide offers an overview of important requirements and major updates to these lighting codes and standards.
To address California’s critical need for targeted, practical technology improvements that reduce lighting energy use and advance building energy-efficiency, in 2009, the California Energy Commission initiated a comprehensive lighting research, development, demonstration and outreach program in partnership with the California Lighting Technology Center.