Online resources

Explore videos with expert tips on reducing your energy bills, recorded webinars on code updates and other educational content on the latest in energy technology for businesses.

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Lighting

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If you are a designer, business or nonprofit organization and would like to learn more about circadian lighting via virtual presentation, please contact us at etc@smud.org

 

Lighting studies

Read about the success our partners experienced when they teamed up with SMUD to revamp their lighting.

  • ACC Care Center These nursing home residents slept better and some were able to reduce their medications as a result of improved lighting.
  • Eskaton Monroe Lodge This independent living facility is expected to save an estimated 60% in energy costs after the installation of new circadian lighting. 
  • Gold Ridge Elementary School Circadian lighting was introduced in an elementary school focusing on children with autism, which teachers said helped them teach more effectively.
  • Lighting for the Spectrum Project Circadian lighting is helping children with autism sleep better and transition easier between activities at home.

 

Tubular LED Guide

Tubular LED guide

There is a lot of confusion in the industry regarding tubular LED replacement lamps (TLEDs) and retrofit kits in general. Since there are so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which one is best to use. Some of the options include LED replacement lamps, LED retrofit kits with internal drivers, LED retrofit kits with external drivers, and LED light bars. These are important decisions because these technologies will remain in your buildings for a very long time.

 

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Introduction to Life Cycle Cost Analysis

This introductory course will cover the total cost of an energy efficiency project based on investment costs as well as future operational costs. This self guided interactive course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and a certificate of completion is available for download. 

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Mainstream Life Cycle Cost Analysis

This course will introduce you to an easy to use tool for calculating energy efficiency measures for future projects.This self guided interactive course will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and a certificate of completion is available for download.

Launch Course