NEMA Files Legal Action That Could Stymie California Regulations on LED Lamps

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has announced that it filed legal action seeking to preempt regulations established by the California Energy Commission (CEC) from taking effect. Parts of the CEC regulatory policy have come under attack from many in

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NEMA Publishes New White Paper on How to Reduce Energy Consumption in Commercial Buildings

NEMA WD ARCP 1-2016 Automatic Receptacle Control to Meet ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and California (CA) Title 24 explains the controlled receptacle requirement now appearing within non-residential energy codes, as well as a summary of typical application settings. Standards now require that

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‘Big Brother’ Regulations Limit Advancements in LED Lighting by Stan Walerczyk of Lighting Wizards

What can easily be considered Ivory Tower Orwellian Big Brothers, including energy code organizations, may have been helpful in the past. But the well-informed free market of lighting professionals, end users, and others, can now adapt much better regarding fast-evolving

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California’s 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

The 2016 Title 24, Part 6 Code Standards take effect on January 1, 2017: • Residential Lighting: The 2016 Standards focus on several key areas to improve the energy efficiency of newly constructed buildings, additions and alterations to existing buildings.

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California Tightens Color Performance of LED-Based Lamps

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved the new Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations document that includes regulations on the performance of LED-based replacement lamps. Both general-service A-lamps and small directional lamps sold in California will now have to meet

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Energy Commission Approves 2016 Title 24, Part 6

The California Energy Commission unanimously approved building energy efficiency standards that will reduce energy costs and increase comfort in new and upgraded homes and other buildings. The standards, which take effect on January 1, 2017, include significant changes to the

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Stakeholder Update on Title 24 15-Day Language

During the last month Ecology Action has continued to work directly with CEC on the 2016 update to Title 24 to drive sensible revisions that will result in greater real energy savings than current regulations. The revision process is nearing

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