Educational Resources for Advanced Lighting Professionals

Welcome to the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP) educational resources page. We invite you to browse these documents to learn about the latest research on Advanced Lighting Controls as well as some promising innovations in the field.

What's New in the 2016 Code? California's new nonresidential Building Energy Efficiency Standards take effect on January 1, 2017. The 2016 Standards focus on several key areas to improve energy efficiency of newly constructed buildings, additions and alterations to existing buildings. To find out more about key changes to mandatory and prescriptive lighting requirements refer to the  2016 Energy Code Fact Sheet or What's New in the 2016 Code? Nonresidential Lighting.

2016 Title 24-Nonresidentail Appendix NA7.6 Lighting Control Acceptance Requirements (starts on page NA7-23)

CEC Fact Sheets. Interested in knowing more about the latest standards on nonresidential lighting wiring alterations? Curious to know about residential zonal control systems? If so, then check-out the lastest Fact Sheets from the California Energy Commission (CEC). They're a great, easy-to-read rereference to keep handy! January 2015.

EC Magazine: CALCP Industry Leader. Electrical Contractor (EC) Magazine's October 2014 issue highlights the CALCTP program as an Industry Leader for advance lighting controls training. "The program has been so effective that utilities have begun to stipulate that lighting control systems must be installed by a CALCTP contractor in order for the project to earn the maximum rebate/incentive.” October, 2014.

Fact Sheets - Acceptance Testing Certification. Why test for acceptance? What is acceptance testing? What occupancy types does this testing affect? If you want to know the answer to these questions and more, then check out the new Fact Sheet flyer published by the California Energy Commission (CEC) on July 2, 2014. 

NPR Marketplace Highlights CALCTP. NPR Marketplace highlighted CALCTP as a model for an effective green job and workforce development initiative on June 10, 2014. Read the story and listen to the broadcast.

Lighting Control and Demand Response - Special Report. Prevaling trends point to increasing demand for demand response. For lighting to participate, it should be rendered as efficient as possible and controlled. This special report from the Lighting Controls Association explains the prevaling trends on demand response. Source: Lighting Controls Association, e-magazine, May 20, 2014. 

California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) Releases Lighting Retrofit Strategies for California Schools. CLTC has created the essential guide to lighting retrofits for California schools, available for project managers planning improvements this year. Download Lighting Retrofit Strategies for California Schools, share your feedback, and partner with CLTC in helping schools throughout the state maximize their investments in energy-efficient lighting. Source: California Lighting Technology Center, UC Davis, Publication Guide, April 8, 2014.

Lighting Controls Association TV: Occupancy Sensor BasicsThis video by Acuity Brands provides an introduction to occupancy sensor technology and application. Source: Lighting Controls Association e-magazine, January 6, 2014. 

Estimating Energy Savings with Lighting Controls.  This white paper, authored by Craig DiLouie, discusses various methods to estimate energy savings from advanced lighting control installations. Source: Lighting Controls Association e-magazine, September 2013. 

What's New in the 2013 Code? Changes to mandatory Title 24 lighting requirementsThis brief guide offers an overview of important requriements and major updates to the lighting code. Source: California Lighting Technology Center, University of California, Davis, Newsletter, July 2013. 

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR publishes article on Lighting Controls. The Control Zone: Good lighting control system design begins with determining owner project requirements, including a description of the lighting upload, how the space will be used, owner goals, such as energy savings and flexibility, and applicable energy codes. Source: Lighting Controls Association, posted April 22, 2013, Author: Craig DiLouie. View the article.

Wireless Controls are spurring growth in Building Control Systems. According to a research report from Navigant Research (Pike Research as was) wireless technology is finally entering the mainstream of the commerical building control market. Source: "The Green IT Review - Posted 10 April 2013. More information is available here.

Advanced lighting control is the future of lighting and offers building owners and managers a great opportunity to save money with better lighting.
Source: An article titled "Advanced Lighting Control Can Reduce Operating Costs and Improve Worker Satisfaction" is available here.

San Mateo CALCTP course featured on ABC 7 News in the San Francisco Bay Area
Source: ABC 7 News. Watch the video here.

Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis visits Santa Clara Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Center and CALCTP
Source: Department of Labor Photos, July 21, 2011.  View photo slideshow here.