Lighting Changes to Title 24 2016 Step toward Net Zero: Q&A with Gary Flamm
by Lois I. Hutchinson
The mega-changes to the 2013 edition of California's Title 24 Building Energy Standards Part 6 took many lighting professionals by surprise and disrupted entire sectors, particularly lighting controls and retrofitters. The changes to the 2016 iteration of the Title 24 commercial lighting standards are far less impactful: somewhat tighter and hopefully a bit more commonsensical in places. For residential spaces, a single dictate for 100% high-efficacy lighting will bring the code that much closer to net zero... without delay.
My conversation with independent consultant Gary Flamm outlined the major lighting changes to Title 24 2016. For 15 years, Flamm served as the lighting lead for Title 24 at the California Energy Commission. He lectures widely on Title 24 and encourages lighting professionals to stake a claim on the code development process.
University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, AZ | NFL Football Stadium
Contributed by Ephesus Lighting, Inc.
Monday night's outstanding NCAA Football Championship not only featured high performance teams, players and coaches, but also high performance LED Lighting. This case study focuses on how the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ utilized LEDs to improve lighting uniformity while lowering maintenance costs.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE PRODUCERS OF LIGHTSHOW WEST
LED Specifier Summit Northwest Announced for 2016
The producers of LightShow West (which recently received an "A" ranking by the EdisonReport for the 2015 event) and LED Specifier Summit held in Chicago since 2013 have announced the LED Specifier Summit Northwest. The LED Specifier Summit Northwest fills a need for the Pacific Northwest and Cascade region's lighting market. This one-day event offers key education in LED lighting products and practices, and will be geared toward architects, lighting designers, engineers, interior designers and other specifiers of commercial and architectural LED lighting.
"With the explosive growth in the global LED lighting market - and the changing regulations that accompany it - this event offers an important opportunity for attendees to stay current on LED products, solutions, energy codes and sustainable practices," said Show Director, Lea Tranakos.