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Videos from UCSB Summit on Energy Efficiency, May 1-2, 2013  

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A group of researchers at UC Santa Barbara is leading research efforts into integrated building design, in which active control of indoor airflows could greatly improve the ventilation and efficiency of heating and cooling in buildings.
Date: 03/01/2008
Type: Article
Technologies: Control Systems
University centers harness brainpower and technology to stop wasting energy — conserve, baby, conserve!
Date: 01/16/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Control Systems
By connecting the grid to a wireless network that updates current price and source of energy once every few minutes, an energy start-up hopes to reduce energy consumption and enable large-scale renewable energy use.
Date: 03/31/2009
Type: News
Smart building design and control systems can help reduce and manage energy use.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Buildings, Control Systems
Two companies are working together to integrate smart meters, communications gear, networking and software so utilities could power down home systems by remote control, or they can let the homeowner decide which devices will shut down when the utility asks for it.
Date: 06/24/2009
Type: News
Cisco is designing an automated system to manage a buildings energy use through networked lighting, HVAC, and other systems.
Date: 07/01/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Control Systems
PG&E study shows building automation systems for controlling lights actually work.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher Evan Mills explains how the US could save billions of dollars a year by maximizing the energy efficiency of commercial buildings.
Date: 09/06/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Control Systems
Google and Energy Inc. provide a free home energy management tool that does not require a smart meter.
Date: 10/06/2009
Type: News
PG&E and other utilities are installing thousands of smart meters to monitor household electricity usage and collect data.
Date: 11/04/2009
Type: News

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