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CLTC Releases 2019 Nonresidential Lighting & Electrical Power Distribution Guide

Published: Fri, 04/03/2020

CLTC is excited to announce that our 2019 Nonresidential Lighting and Electrical Power Distribution Guide is now available!  The guide assists builders and lighting industry professionals in navigating the nonresidential lighting and electrical power distribution portions of California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6 or Energy Code) that took effect on January 1, 2020. 

Evaluating Opportunities in Advanced Daylighting Retrofits

Interior lighting remains a large component of electricity use in non-residential buildings. In California, electric lighting has both a direct effect on peak load, and an indirect effect by increasing cooling requirements during summer peak hours. Effective daylighting combined with electric lighting dimming controls can directly offset electric lighting energy by reducing lighting levels when necessary to reduce the load on the cooling system.

Nonresidential Lighting & Electrical Power Distribution Guide for 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

04/07/2020

The California Lighting Technology Center’s Nonresidential Lighting and Electrical Power Distribution Guide assists builders and lighting industry professionals in navigating the nonresidential lighting and electrical power distribution portions of California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6 or Energy Code). The 2019 iteration of the Energy Code took effect on January 1, 2020. 

Residential Lighting Guide for 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

03/25/2020

The California Lighting Technology Center’s Residential Lighting Guide assists builders and lighting industry professionals in navigating the residential lighting portion of California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6 or Energy Code). The 2019 iteration of the Energy Code took effect on January 1, 2020. 

Evaluation of DC Lighting Systems

Historically, power distribution has been dominated by Alternating-Current (AC) which significantly influenced the design of connected energy-consuming appliances.  With the emergence of electronics and digital controls as standard design elements in almost all appliance categories, the need for Direct- Current (DC) has emerged, even as it opposes traditional distribution practices.  This issue is typically resolved at the appliance level with AC-to-DC converters. 

Educational Video Series: Lighting Controls Technologies & Requirements

Lighting Controls
08/10/2017

The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California Davis collaborated with the California Energy Commission to provide this educational video series in support of the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24).  Sensors and controls can achieve significant energy savings by automatically adjusting lighting based on time of day, available task needs, daylight, occupancy, and electricity supply or cost.

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