Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.18
Liaison Kelli O'Day
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2013
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University of California, Davis
OP-T2-14: Lighting Sensors

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Camille Kirk
Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution use motion, infrared, and/or light sensors to reduce energy use for lighting in at least one building?:

A brief description of the technology used:

Vacancy sensors (PIR) and daylighting sensors are used in the large processing rooms of the LEED Platinum certified Teaching & Research Winery August A. Busch III Brewing and Food Science Laboratory. This building is but one example of an extensive program on campus to use lighting sensors to reduce energy use. For example, the campus recently completed a program in Shields Library to put motion sensors in the lighting in the library stacks. These sensors turn off the lighting when a row in the stacks is empty. Another example is the campus Smart Lighting Initiative where the campus is striving to reduce energy used for lighting 50-60% in the next 3-5 years. Phase one of the SLI project which is already under way will install vacancy sensors in all campus stairwells and most campus restrooms.

Further information can be found at:
Smart Lighting Initiative - http://sustainability.ucdavis.edu/news/2010/november/smart_lighting.html

About the building referenced: http://greenrmi.ucdavis.edu/bldg/news/leed

The percentage of building space with lighting sensors:

The website URL where information about the institution's use of the technology is available:

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