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Energy Commission Approves 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

Published: Fri, 06/19/2015
2016 Title 24, Part 6: Building Energy Efficiency Standards

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. 

CEC awards Bosch-led team $2.8 million to demonstrate commercial-scale energy grid, including lighting and controls

03/18/2015

Bosch—The California Energy Commission has announced a proposed award to Robert Bosch LLC for $2,817,566 to demonstrate a high-penetration, renewable-based microgrid. With this award, Bosch will demonstrate the effectiveness of its Direct-Current Building-Scale Microgrid Platform (Bosch DC microgrid) in an American Honda Motor Co., Inc., parts distribution center. The project is designed to illustrate the viability and benefits of a commercial-scale DC building grid compared with conventional AC-based grid connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems or microgrids.

CLTC Helped To Successfully Commercialize Next-Generation Sensor

Published: Thu, 12/11/2014
Leotek Arieta LED luminaire paired with Lumewave MWX-LVE long-range outdoor microwave sensor

The commercialization of Echelon's Lumewave MWX-LVE long-range outdoor microwave sensor illustrates CLTC's success in supporting advanced sensors for adaptive outdoor applications.

CLTC demonstrated and supported the next-generation sensor, which detects movement and can distinguish between slow and fast moving objects such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorized vehicles. The sensor reacts to the size of objects from longer distances, automatically raising the light levels to high output when the areas are occupied and lowering them when areas are vacant.

Advanced Outdoor Lighting Control Systems

The California Lighting Technology Center partnered with San Diego Gas & Electric and two Southern California cities on a project to help accelerate the adoption of energy-efficient advanced outdoor lighting control systems.

The project evaluated outdoor wireless lighting control systems that allows for remote operation and monitoring of fixtures using a web-enabled central management system. Laboratory and field assessments were conducted for separate systems installed as part of citywide retrofit projects in San Diego and Chula Vista.

Connected: How Networked Control Systems (and codes and standards) Will Drive LED Adoption

09/18/2014

The LED Show 2014, Los Angeles, CA
Presented by Kelly Cunningham

Outreach Director Kelly Cunningham presented CLTC case study findings at The LED Show, September 16 in Los Angeles, CA. Attendees learned the results of indoor and outdoor lighting installations that paired LED sources with networked adaptive control systems. The presentation covered end-user feedback and data indicating energy savings of up to 90 percent.

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