UC Davis Professor Konstantinos Papamichael recently received a 2013 Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Presidential Award. IES President Chip Israel presented the award to Dr. Papamichael on October 28, during this year’s IES Annual Conference in Huntington Beach, CA.
The International Commission on Illumination (CIE, from its French name) is the global association for discussion, debate and information sharing on all matters related to light and lighting. The Canadian and U.S. committees for the CIE meet in Davis, California this year for two days of technical presentations, tours, and business meetings with many of the leading researchers and practitioners in the science and art of light and lighting.
James R. Benya and Deborah Burnett
The California Lighting Technology Center's second annual Don Aumann Memorial Lecture in Lighting Efficiency was held February 22 at UC Davis. This year's guest speakers, lighting and design experts James R. Benya and Deborach Burnett, presented the latest research in circadian science and implications for the growing field of sustainable design.
Public works staff, transportation directors and engineers, and municipal sustainability leaders are encouraged to attend this in-depth workshop on strategies for successful LED retrofit projects. Over 50 representatives from local agencies, including the City of Oakland, Foster City, San Bruno, and San Jose, will share their insights and experiences. Topics covered will include financing options, ways to engage stakeholders, and factors to consider when purchasing products. A roundtable discussion of best practices for timely action will also be on the agenda.
California is embarking on some of the boldest building retrofit programs in the country to achieve its pioneering climate goals set by the state’s legislature and voters. In order to ensure that this large-scale investment is wisely executed and achieves maximum energy savings, stakeholders need to quickly develop an integrated statewide educational program that will teach our public building facility managers best practices and implementation strategies.
UC Davis undergraduate student Thao Tran is the recipient of a Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarship from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). The scholarship will fund research she began last year in Professor Siminovitch's Designing with Light course (DES 136B).
“I’m interested in how lighting impacts health and wellness,” says Tran. “And I want to learn more about how to execute that in a way that also saves energy.”
Best practices and lighting designs that meet, or exceed, California's 2013 Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards.
Winner of the top award for Research, Publications, Software, and Measuring Devices at Lightfair International 2014, the IES's RP-5-13: Recommended Practice for Daylighting Buildings includes the most up-to-date technological solutions and data for addressing the challenges of daylighting while maximizing its benefits.
Light-RITE California—Giving public facility managers the knowledge and tools they need to implement best practices and maximize energy efficiency across the state.
Join us in Davis, California as the Canadian and U.S. committees for the CIE come together for two days of technical presentations, tours and business meetings with many of the leading researchers and practitioners in the science and art of lighting. All topics within the CIE portfolio will be discussed, including updates from division meetings that took place at the CIE Centenary Conference in Paris last April.