UC Davis – The University of California, Davis, turns on a new Smart Lighting Initiative to slash the amount of electricity it uses to illuminate its buildings and grounds. UC Davis is the first large institution in California to act on a September state mandate to reduce lighting energy use by 60 percent or more by 2020.
CLTC – Professor Michael Siminovitch is appointed the first Arthur H. Rosenfeld Chair in Energy Efficiency at the University of California Davis. Siminovitch was selected for his innovative work in the field of energy-efficient lighting.
UC Davis – Michael Siminovitch, director of the California Lighting Technology Center, has been named the first Arthur H. Rosenfeld Chair in Energy Efficiency at the University of California, Davis. The designation honors both Siminovitch, a professor of design whose work is revolutionizing lighting throughout California, and Rosenfeld, considered the “father of energy efficiency.”
UC Davis – The University of California, Davis, unveiled one of the most advanced outdoor lighting systems in the country, a roughly $1 million network of “smart” lights that talk to each other and adapt to their environment. The $950,000 project is part of the university’s Smart Lighting Initiative, established in 2010 to reduce campus lighting electrical use by 30 million kilowatt hours -- or to 60 percent of 2007 levels -- by 2015.
Everlast Lighting – EverLast Lighting hosted over 100 local professionals from the Jackson, MI community at its LEED qualified facility for breakfast and networking. In addition to honoring a special guest, Dr. Michael Siminovitch of the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), Michael Nevins, President of EverLast Lighting, spoke about the effects of sustainable energy, 'green' building practices, and its economic impact.
CLTC – The University of California, Davis, will receive a best-practice award for its adaptive exterior lighting system at this year's California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC), June 23–27, 2013 at UC Santa Barbara. The smart lighting network consists of more than 1,500 dimmable LED luminaires, occupancy sensors, and a radio-frequency network control system. The project is saving UC Davis an estimated 1 million kilowatt hours and $100,000 annually.
This one-day event to improve the efficiency and performance of California’s K–12 facilities gathered representatives from K-12 schools and community colleges across Northern California. Attendees engaged in technology and financing workshops, as well as "ask the expert" discussions. They also connected with companies interested in partnering on demonstration projects and nonprofits devoted to helping schools improve their efficiency.
A significant amount of energy can be saved in our homes today with the use of energy-efficient lighting technologies; many of these approaches also improve lighting quality and comport. The following is a list of some of the best technologies you can use today.