Exterior lighting generally operates from early evening through early morning, a period of little to no renewable energy generation, which means this lighting is primarily powered by carbon-dense fossil fuels. Fossil fuel use is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), poor air quality, water pollution and land degradation. In addition, low-quality exterior lighting characterized by poor color, inappropriate light distribution, and inadequate light levels has also been linked to increased crime rates and reduced physical activity within the surrounding community.
CLTC is excited to share that the US Department of Labor recently awarded $5M+ to CLTC and our training partners to support the expansion of electrical training programs across California and Nevada! This four-year funding is part of the Apprenticeship: Closing the Skills Gap grant program and will be used to develop a Smart Cities apprenticeship tract that includes advanced electrical training on:
In June 2017, the President issued Executive Order 13801 on Expanding Apprenticeship in America, which establishes an expansive vision for increasing the number of apprentices in the nation to an unprecedented level across all industries. The overarching goals of this Apprenticeship: Closing the Skills Gap grant program are threefold:
The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California Davis collaborated with the California Energy Commission to provide this educational video series in support of the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24). California’s new Building Energy Efficiency Standards took effect on January 1, 2017.
CLTC is supporting the Center for Sustainable Energy develop classroom and on-the-job workforce training in SB 535-designated disadvantaged communities in IOU service territories. This project is funded by the California Energy Commission.
Electrical apprentices will learn to install and maintain automated demand-response (ADR) communications equipment in existing buildings to improve grid reliability and advance to goals of AB 758. Specifically, CLTC's role in the project is to:
The California Community Colleges (CCC) and the project team at the University of California collaborated on a shared initiative to improve and advance energy efficiency workforce development to meet industry standards and employer needs in the clean energy economy. The project team will assess and improve existing CCC training programs over the course of this project.
CLTC, in partnership with the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) and the California IBEW-NECA Labor Management Cooperation Committee (CA LMCC) is working to expand career pathways in the electrical industry. With new funding from the California Energy Commission, CLTC will develop training resources to increase workforce development opportunities in disadvantaged communities.
The California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP) provides training and certification to electricians, contractors, acceptance test technicians, building operators and managers. The program is increasing the use of energy-saving lighting controls in commercial buildings and ensuring they are properly installed and commissioned for maximum effectiveness.