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.
The Institutional-level Adaptive Controls for Exterior Lighting system incorporates exterior light points — pathways, building perimeters, parking lots, and roadways — into one smart, wireless system.
Originally launched as a pilot study, this system has since been installed for over 1,600 luminaires at the University of California, Davis.
The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) held its 10th Annual Luminaire Design Competition on March 13, 2014. Each year since CLTC’s founding, Professor Michael Siminovitch has provided the UC Davis undergraduate students in his Designing with Light class (DES136B) with a design challenge that spans the full 10 weeks of the course. Lighting courses at UC Davis are taught through the Department of Design, under the College of Letters and Science’s Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies.
The International Commission on Illumination (CIE, from its French name) is the global association for discussion, debate and information sharing on all matters related to light and lighting. The Canadian and U.S. committees for the CIE meet in Davis, California this year for two days of technical presentations, tours, and business meetings with many of the leading researchers and practitioners in the science and art of light and lighting.
This year CLTC celebrates 10 years of working collaboratively with colleagues and affiliates to achieve energy-efficiency goals and produce next-generation lighting and daylighting solutions.
Join us in Davis, California as the Canadian and U.S. committees for the CIE come together for two days of technical presentations, tours and business meetings with many of the leading researchers and practitioners in the science and art of lighting. All topics within the CIE portfolio will be discussed, including updates from division meetings that took place at the CIE Centenary Conference in Paris last April.
Smart Lighting Phase 2 is coming to 43 buildings — and everyone in the campus community, even if you don’t work in one of them, is invited to town halls next week to learn more about the retrofit work.
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.
Presentations from the Smart Schools Symposium 2013.