LD+A— Core sunlighting is a practical, natural alternative for interior illumination deep within a building. Unlike other solar technologies, core sunlighting involves capturing sunlight at the building envelope, concentrating it, transporting it and regulating its release deep within the building at useful indoor lighting levels, typically only 1 percent of outdoor illumination. Significant electrical energy savings can be realized if the system incorporates automated electric lighting controls that substantially dim or completely turn off the electric lights.
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 1
Pipe Trades Training Center
780 Commercial St.
San Jose, CA 95112
This hands-on course designed to provide those who design, specify, and/or inspect lighting installations in new and remodeled commercial office spaces with the knowledge and skills needed to perform key tasks associated with nonresidential Title 24 building energy efficiency compliance. Topics include an overview of current lighting technologies, including LED luminaires, that are available to fulfill code requirements.
Fluorescent lamps currently constitute 80 percent of lamps installed in the U.S. commercial sector, according to the Department of Energy's latest Lighting Market Characterization report. LED lighting products are receiving a great deal of attention for their potential to replace fluorescent lighting, reduce energy use and improve lighting quality in a variety of indoor commercial applications, including offices, classrooms and retail stores.
Those who attend this course will gain a firm understanding of the new 2013 standards as they apply to office lighting. The course will also provide an overview of current lighting technologies available to help meet or exceed code requirements in new and remodeled commercial offices.
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 19
Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
This course is worth 6 AIA continuing education units and is offered at no cost through PG&E's Energy Education Classes.
The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) will debut new curriculum and solicit suggestions for improvement with this intermediate class for professionals. This course is designed for those who design, specify, or inspect lighting installations in new and remodeled commercial office spaces. The curriculum includes an overview of current lighting technologies, including LED luminaires, and updates on new lighting requirements and sections in the 2013 standards. Participants will also tour CLTC to view technology options that meet, or exceed, code requirements.
Phase 2 of the UC Davis Smart Lighting Initiative will upgrade lighting in offices, labs, classrooms, corridors, and other spaces in selected buildings built in 1985 or later. Implementation of energy-efficient light sources, vacancy sensors and lighting control systems will reduce energy use by an estimated 5.5 million kilowatt-hours annually, saving the campus about $475,000, according to Scott Arntzen, senior project manager with Design and Construction Management.
An overview of SPEED Lighting Technologies at UC Santa Barbara.
Join UC Davis representatives, including staff from CLTC and WCEC, at this year's CHESC event hosted by UC Santa Barbara. Visit booth #203 to learn about lighting and HVAC innovations tested through the State Partnership for Energy Efficient Demonstrations (SPEED). Information on incentives and project financing options will also be available.
CLTC at UC Davis is on a mission to get energy-efficient lighting into offices and homes.
PIER-sponsored research, development and demonstration (RD&D) has focused on development of integrated lighting systems for shared occupant spaces such as classrooms and conference rooms. These systems combine energy-efficient luminaires, multi-level scene control, occupancy sensors and daylight harvesting to create optimized lighting systems tailored for the modern learning space.