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Looking Cool and Bright: Informing the State's Efficiency Policies on Energy Efficent Lighting

Aug 08, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
1130 K Street, Room LL3
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Partners: UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center (EEC), California Lighting and Technology Center (CLTC), and the UC Center Sacramento (UCCS)

Description: Some of the best near term options for simultaneously improving efficiency, comfort and saving money involve improvements in lighting and cooling in new and existing facilities. The first two sessions will cover the latest research on lighting and cooling technologies and strategies and how they can inform the State’s efficiency policies.

Key Questions:
1. What are the opportunities and barriers to meeting current policy targets?
2. What are the latest lighting technologies and strategies and what do they imply for the next round of building and appliance standards and retrofit programs?
3. What is the role of government/utility incentives in bringing these technologies from lab to market?
4. What role does applied research, development and demonstration play in the development of new codes and standards?
5. What existing delivery mechanisms does California have in place that can achieve the results that new policies, codes and standards call for? What delivery mechanisms need to be created to improve what CA has?

Speakers Bios:
Anthony Eggert is the executive director of the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy which is dedicated to leveraging university expertise to inform better policy. From 2007 through 2012 Eggert served as an appointee of Governors' Brown and Schwarzenegger in several senior policy positions overseeing clean energy and environmental policy development for California including Science and Technology Policy Advisor to the Chair of the Air Resources Board, Commissioner for the California Energy Commission, and Deputy Secretary for Energy Policy of the California Environmental Protection Agency. Prior positions include advising the University of California on federal energy and climate policy, directing research on low-carbon fuels and vehicles at UC Davis' Institute of Transportation Studies, and as an engineer and then manager for Ford Motor Company.

Dr. Michael Siminovitch is Director of the California Lighting Technology Center, Associate Director of the Energy Efficiency Center, Rosenfeld Chair in Energy Efficiency, and Professor of Design at UC Davis. Dr. Siminovitch established the Lighting Center as an industry, utility and government partnership to accelerate the commercialization and development of efficient residential and commercial lighting technologies. Dr. Siminovitch participated on the development team for California’s Strategic Lighting Plan and helped lead efforts to update the new Title 24 and Title 20 regulations for exterior lighting. He helped establish UC Davis's Smart Lighting Initiative, one of the largest lighting retrofit projects in California, as a model strategy for the UC system and other entities.

Alan Suleiman has over 30 years of experience as an electrical engineer, energy advisor and an educator, he is an adjunct professor at Sacramento State and a Technology manager at Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). He founded the SMUD’s Energy and Technology Center a customer education facility dealing with sustainable building science and advanced conservation technologies. He is a LEED accredited Professional, certified energy manager, has a BS in electrical engineering, and an MBA in Marketing.

Terry Clark founded Finelite, Inc, a provider of energy-efficient lighting systems for schools and offices, after spending 20-years with high-tech firms including Teradyne and Intel. Since 1991, Finelite has grown to become one of the largest independent fluorescent and LED luminaire manufacturers in North America. The Wall Street Journal recently selected Finelite as one of the top 35 small workplaces in the US. Mr. Clark has an Engineering degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard. He holds four patents and has led joint research projects with the California Energy Commission and NYSERDA.

Thomas Piette is the Supervisor of the Energy and Sustainability Programs at the Department of General Services. He and his staff are working with the Governor’s Office and the State’s departments to implement the Governor’s new far-reaching Executive Order B 18-12 and deploy several renewable and energy efficiency programs. Thomas is an architect by profession, a LEED AP, and has spent over 40 years designing innovative projects from coast to coast in both the private and public sectors.

Gary Flamm is the lighting technical lead for the Building Energy Efficiency Standards, and the Appliance Efficiency Regulations at the California Energy Commission. He has been “in the trenches” and understands the issues, rational, and intent of the lighting Standards. He has made over 200 presentations and training courses on the Title 24 lighting Standards, and the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations. He is a past President of the Sacramento Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), as well as a member of the Technical Advisory Group for the IESNA Lighting Energy Management Committee. Prior to working for the Energy Commission, he worked for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).

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