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CLTC—Celebrating a Decade of Innovation, 10-year overview

CLTC—Celebrating a Decade of Innovation, 10-year overview
10/29/2013

The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) was created in 2003 to accelerate technology transfer from the laboratory to the marketplace by fostering collaboration among lighting and energy stakeholders. The center was founded at the University of California, Davis, with support from the California Energy Commission, California utilities, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

CLTC Grew Partnerships with APEC

Published: Tue, 10/21/2014
Collage of images of Professor Michael Siminovitch with Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) representatives.

CLTC strengthened its partnership with King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) as part of efforts to advance lighting efficiency at the international level.

This summer, CLTC Director Michael Siminovitch led a graduate-level seminar on LED luminaire design at KMUTT in Bangkok, Thailand. In the fall, CLTC and UC Davis welcomed KMUTT leaders to campus. During the visit, the universities signed a memo of understanding supporting collaboration between their lighting research centers.

UC Davis, Thai University Sign MOU

Published: Tue, 09/16/2014
Representatives from CLTC, UC Davis, and King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand

On September 16 CLTC and UC Davis welcomed President Sakarindr Bhumiratana and five other academic leaders from King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand, for a meeting with UC Davis Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph Hexter and other senior UC Davis representatives. During the visit, the two universities signed a memo of understanding supporting collaboration between their respective lighting research centers, both of which are dedicated to improving the sustainability and energy efficiency of lighting.

UC Davis and CLTC Partner with Thai University to Improve Lighting Efficiency

Published: Thu, 08/07/2014
UC Davis Professor Michael Siminovitch will teach abroad at KMUTT, Thailand

UC Davis Professor Michael Siminovitch will return to King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi in Thailand for a third time, August 16–September 13. This year Professor Siminovitch has been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Professorship at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), which will include teaching a graduate class in luminaire design.

Siminovitch Selected for Global Climate Leadership Council

Published: Tue, 05/27/2014
UC Davis Professor Michael Siminovitch Selected for Global Climate Leadership Council

Michael Siminovitch, UC Davis professor of design and director of UC Davis’s California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), has been selected by UC President Janet Napolitano to serve on the newly formed University of California Global Climate Leadership Council, which includes UC officials, students and outside experts. President Napolitano formed the council to guide UC efforts aimed at achieving carbon neutrality by 2025. 

Honda Smart Home US

04/03/2014


The Honda Smart Home US is a model zero net energy (ZNE) home located in the UC Davis West Village. Honda collaborated with UC Davis, CLTC and WCEC to build this forward-thinking example of residential sustainability. The home includes daylighting, advanced lighting controls, and high-efficacy, circadian-friendly LED lighting.

UC Davis Is Powering Prosperity

Published: Wed, 03/26/2014
UC Davis wins Powering Prosperity award

UC Davis was honored with this year's Powering Prosperity award, which is sponsored by PG&E. The award recognizes UC Davis's contributions to the economic vitality of the Sacramento region and the university's leadership role fostering the research and development of strategies and policies, as well as products and services, that improve sustainability and energy efficiency.

ZNE Model Home Opens Its Doors

Published: Fri, 03/14/2014

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. hosted an open house event to showcase the Honda Smart Home US on Tuesday, March 25 at UC Davis West Village. UC Davis, CLTC and the WCEC collaborated with Honda to design and build the model zero net energy (ZNE) home. It uses a photovoltaic (PV) system and ultra-efficient lighting and HVAC technologies to produce more power than household operations consume.

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