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UC Davis Lighting Experts Push for National Quality Standard for LEDs

02/04/2013

UC Davis – It is not enough to be energy efficient; LED lighting also must be consistently high quality and reliable to win over consumers. Now, the CLTC is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program to create similar criteria for LEDs on a national scale. 

UC Davis lighting experts push for national quality standard for LEDs

Governor's Office Proposes Prop 39 Funds Go to Upgrading Schools

Published: Thu, 03/14/2013
Governor's Office Proposes Prop 39 Funds Go to Upgrading Schools

Last November, California voters passed Proposition 39, the California Clean Energy Jobs Act, ending a state tax break for multistate businesses and dedicating the anticipated revenue to energy efficiency projects and job creation in the clean energy sector. The Governor's office recently released 2013–2014 budget summary proposes to allocate all Prop 39 funds to K–12 schools and community colleges for efficiency upgrades and clean energy job training programs.

CA Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan: Lighting Chapter

03/01/2011

Lighting accounts for approximately 25 percent of California’s energy use, making energy-efficient lighting technologies a vital part of the state’s strategy for meeting its legislated climate goals. The Lighting Action Plan details the lighting portion of the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan, a comprehensive roadmap outlining solutions for reducing California’s energy consumption.

Max Tech and Beyond: Maximizing Appliance and Equipment Efficiency by Design

07/01/2011

This project examined energy end-uses in the residential, commercial, and in some cases the industrial sectors. The analysis attempts to consolidate, in one document, the energy savings potential and design characteristics of best-on-market products, best-engineered products, and emerging technologies in research & development. 

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