Policy

Residential Lighting: Title 24 and Technology Update

01/01/2008

These presentation slides cover best practices for residential lighting design. The material is designed to help builders meet, or exceed, California's 2008 Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. It includes background and policy, common lighting terms and technology updates, guidance in residential lighting design, a step-by-step overview of the Title 24 compliance process, and additional resources.

UC Davis Smart Lighting Initiative: Lighting the Way to a Sustainable 2nd Century

05/01/2012

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.

California’s New Title 24 Makes Smart Lighting Standard

10/01/2012

Lighting.com – The California Energy Commission recently updated its Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards, improving what “up to code” means by 25 percent for residential buildings and 30 percent for commercial buildings. The new standards, now set to take effect July 1, 2014, introduce requirements for photosensors, occupancy sensors and multi-level lighting controls, both indoors and out, making adaptive lighting the new standard in California.

Trading Up

08/01/2012

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.

Ready or Not: Incandescent Bulbs Set to Disappear From Store Shelves

12/03/2010

Energy NewsData Corp. – Most people may not know it yet, but lighting aisles in California stores are about to undergo a profound transformation. Beginning Jan. 1, the sale of old-style incandescent light bulbs will officially be phased out. California is the first state to implement the initiative, a year ahead of the rest of the country.

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