UC Davis has been selected for the best-practice award for lighting at this year’s California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) for its adaptive campus control system.

Developed by researchers at the California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis as well as those at Lumewave, Inc., the adaptive campus control system involves the use of a radio frequency communication network, wireless networks, and integrated occupancy sensors to adjust lighting needs according to occupant use. This results in optimal lighting for those on campus as well as a dramatic decrease in overall energy costs.

The conference is June 23-27 at UC Santa Barbara.