Institute for Energy Efficiency Announces two new Industry Partners
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – October 9, 2013
The Institute for Energy Efficiency at UC Santa Barbara is pleased to announce the Copper Development Association and Gentherm Inc. as the two newest members of its Industry Partners Program, joining existing partners Southern California Edison, United Technologies, Sony, HP, Bloom Energy, Calient Technologies and Ecomerit.
The Industry Partners Program supports the programs and operations of the Institute for Energy Efficiency, and the commercialization of energy efficient technologies by fostering collaborative interactions between partners and the Institute.
The Copper Development Association is the market development, engineering and information services arm of the copper industry, chartered to enhance and expand markets for copper and its alloys in North America. Membership in CDA is open to copper producers worldwide and to brass mill, wire mill and foundry fabricators of copper and copper alloys with production facilities in the USA. Copper has many different energy-efficient applications, including the motors of electric vehicles and the collection and distribution of energy from renewable sources.
Gentherm Inc. is a global developer and marketer of innovative thermal management technologies for a broad range of heating and cooling and temperature control applications. Automotive products include actively heated and cooled seat systems and cup holders, heated and ventilated seat systems, thermal storage bins, heated seat and steering wheel systems, cable systems and other electronic devices. Gentherm Inc.'s advanced technology team is developing more efficient materials for thermoelectrics and systems for waste heat recovery and electrical power generation for the automotive market that may have far-reaching applications for consumer products as well as industrial and technology markets. Gentherm Inc. has locations in 11 countries and over 7,000 employees worldwide.