California's Building Code supersedes the Energy Code. Per the building code, when a space or room is occupied, the entire means of egress from that occupied space to the public way must be illuminated to at least 1 foot-candle (fc).Read More
Three new lamp standards went into effect on January 1st in California. The new standards improve the energy and color performance of general service and LED lamps offered for sale in California. Small-diameter directional lamps are also impacted.Read More
Energy Commission staff, in consultation with the staff of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, have recommended a phased introduction of nonresidential energy-efficiency code for licensed medical facilities with the first phase beginning with the launch of the 2019 Standards. These Standards are expected to become effective on January 1, 2020.Read More
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine has published its annual Lighting Special Report. This month, the magazine is dedicated to all things lighting!Read More
The California Energy Alliance has launched its 2018 Membership Drive!
We are actively recruiting new members who are interested in improving California's energy landscape. The strength of our alliance resides in the diversity of our members and the valuable and varying perspectives they lend to the selection and execution of initiatives. We mark our 1-year anniversary with a drive to bring new perspectives to our Alliance.Read More
The Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum in Albuquerque showcases the beauty, ingenuity and history of lighter-than-air flight in a building that has become a beloved landmark in its hometown. Thanks to new control products from ETC and their partner Echoflex Solutions they were able to modernize their lighting control, offering a dynamic lighting environment that was also more energy efficient.Read More
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) headquarters in Washington, D.C. is more than just an office building. It serves as a living lab and a testament to the organization’s commitment to its own LEED standards. So when the USGBC team sought out a lighting and plug load controls solution to help it stay within the rigorous LEED Platinum standard, it turned to Legrand.
USGBC selected Legrand’s Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) system to ensure it would improve energy efficiency and meet their needs. Wattstopper DLM offered an innovative and occupant-centric approach to lighting and plug load controls. It is an intelligent, distributed control system that automatically maximizes lighting levels and energy efficiency throughout a building.Read More
Philips Lighting today announced that it achieved the status of Industry leader in the Electrical Components and Equipment category of the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The company’s overall score was 85 out of 100 points, demonstrating that sustainability is central to Philips Lighting’s company strategy and purpose.Read More
This summer, Norwegian Cruise Line welcomed the spectacular Norwegian Joy to its fleet. A custom-built ship for the Chinese cruise market, Joy offers a luxurious experience for up to 3,850 guests. The ship features the first racetrack at sea; multiple bars, restaurants and casinos; a shopping center; a waterpark; and a theater. To help set the right mood for the ship’s many and varied attractions, the vessel is equipped with multiple lighting control desks and an array of lighting fixtures from ETC.Read More
Philips Lighting tells a UN Special Event that smart LED street lighting and standardized city data could significantly help achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development GoalsRead More