The California Energy Alliance collaborated with the California Lighting Technology Center, RMS Energy Consulting LLC, and Southern California Edison to establish a working group of industry stakeholders to develop recommendations that simplify and clarify the nonresidential and residential lighting and lighting controls language contained in the 2022 Title 24, Part 6 Energy Code.
As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $90 million in competitive awards to help states, cities, tribes, and partnering organizations implement updated energy codes for buildings.
The 2016 Paris Agreement called for its nearly 200 signatories to join in limiting global warming to an increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. This would require carbon emissions to be reduced by about half by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050. To reach this goal, the rate of retrofits in the Global North will need to triple from barely 1 percent to at least 3 percent of stock each year, according to Retrofitting Buildings to be Future-Fit, a November 2022 report by commercial real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).
Leviton recently announced the ninth edition of its popular Captain Code Guide, which features changes and additions to the 2023 National Electrical Code (NEC®), is now available in a Spanish edition. This offering is in recognition of the growing number of installers for whom Spanish is their primary language.
Atrius, part of Acuity Brands, Inc., recently announced that Environment + Energy Leader awarded Top Product 2023 status to Atrius Sustainability, its carbon accounting and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting software. Atrius Sustainability supports sustainability managers to better understand resource consumption across a portfolio with the tools to quickly measure, track, and report on sustainability progress.
Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP recently interviewed Brendon Van Campen, Senior Sales Director, Lutron Electronics, for an article about lighting controls trending toward simplicity.
The automatic lighting controls at a popular sports arena in Philadelphia were nearing the end of their life cycle. Arena managers needed to retrofit the lighting controls while ensuring events and operations were not interrupted. Leviton and Diversified Lighting worked with arena managers to replace aging lighting controls with GreenMAX Relay Panels, producing multiple benefits.
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2023 LEDucation event in New York City, introduces the building industry to Leviton’s Intellect™ Intelligent Integrated Fixture Controls.
The Lighting Controls Association now offers EE203: Lighting Controls and Energy Codes: 2021 IECC as a new course in its popular Education Express program.
Produced by the Velux Foundations in Denmark, the Daylight Award aims to raise a holistic understanding of the importance of daylight in research and in practice. Every second year, the award honors a researcher and an architect, and nominations for 2024 are now open.