Following the 2008 Residential Compliance Manual, the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), UC Davis has released a supplemental publication— Title 24 Residential Lighting Design Guide. The new publication outlines best practices and lighting designs to aid builders, energy auditors, and lighting designers comply with California's 2008 Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, which went into effect Jan. 1, 2010.

The new guide provides a technology overview for high-efficacy luminaires, switching controls, sensors, and dimmers. It also has a lighting design guide with room diagrams for typical spaces in a residence, as well as an inspection and compliance checklist to help builders make sure homes are code compliant.

The guide also reflects the California Energy Commission's updates to the Title 24, Part 6 standards that include comprehensive changes to residential lighting for new and remodeled homes obtaining permits. These standards significantly reduce lighting energy consumption by requiring the use of new energy-efficient technologies. The code changes are California's response to reduce energy bills, increase the reliability of energy delivery, and contribute to an improved economic condition for the state. To download a copy of the Title 24 Residential Lighting Design Guide, click here.

To download a copy of the California Energy Commission, 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, click here.