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Why Advanced Lighting Controls?

The California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP) is a statewide initiative aimed at increasing the use of lighting controls in commercial buildings.  CALCTP will educate, train and certify licensed C-10 electrical contractors, state-certified general electricians in the proper design, installation and commissioning of advanced lighting control systems. Advanced lighting control systems typically include: dimmers, occupancy sensors, photo-sensors, relay modules, and communication-based control devices. 

Through proper installation practices, advanced lighting controls have the potential to improve energy efficiency in commercial facilities across California and help achieve significant energy savings.

What is CALCTP Besides Electrician Training?

To ensure proper commissioning and design, the CALCTP partners have developed a business component on how to effectively price an installation. Additionally, CALCTP partners are developing a course for specifiers (Architects, Engineers, Lighting Designers) on advanced lightning controls design and specification.

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Who is CALCTP?

The CALCTP is a collaboration of:

  • California State Labor Management Cooperation Committee for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association (LMCC/IBEW-NECA)

  • California Community College System

  • California Energy Commission

  • University of California-Davis-California Lighting Technology Center

  • Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)

  • Southern California Edison (SCE)

  • San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E)

  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

  • National Electrical Manufacturers Association

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