Light-RITE California—Giving public facility managers the knowledge and tools they need to implement best practices and maximize energy efficiency across the state.
Lighting Action Plan
The 2015 Lighting Technology Overview (LTO) provides overviews of commercial and residential lighting technologies and strategies with the potential to significantly reduce California’s lighting energy use. The guide includes information on expected energy savings, factors to consider when comparing products, sample products, and case studies for indoor and outdoor lighting and controls technologies. Products in the guide include:
UC Davis Alumni & Visitor Center
Presented by Michael Siminovitch
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.
Lighting accounts for about a quarter of California’s electricity use, and installing energy-efficient lighting can lead to significant energy, maintenance, carbon, and economic savings, according to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). In September 2010, the CPUC adopted a plan to achieve a 60–80% reduction in statewide electrical lighting consumption by 2020.
LD+A – California will soon embark on a new round of aggressive energy efficiency programs, including rebates and incentives aimed at encouraging the market uptake of new lighting technologies. The new incentive programs will address the deep efficiency goals set through California’s Strategic Energy Plan and the Huffman Bill.
CLTC communicates and collaborates with the Energy Division of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to provide objective information and expert analysis that may inform the Commission’s lighting-related energy policies, programs and mandates. CLTC supports the CPUC’s Energy Division in its lighting-related goals, initiatives and activities, including the Lighting Action Plan, a near-term implementation guide for achieving the goals stated in the Lighting Chapter of California’s Long-Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan.
UC Davis – UC Davis' "smart" outdoor lighting network incorporates state-of-the-art technologies developed through CLTC.