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

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GE’s Juan de Bedout gives a tour of the smart grid system from generation to distribution to consumption. The smart grid would allow large appliances to only run during off-peak times when electricity is the cheapest.
Date: 08/03/2009
Type: Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
Bilal Bomani, lead scientist at NASA's GreenLab Research Facility, discusses his work to find a plant that will grow in salt water while providing a food source and a bio-fuel.
Date: 01/25/2012
Type: Video
Technologies: Transportation
Documentary filmmaker Josh Fox makes a short film addressing the natural gas industry and concerns of leaking gas in his Youtube video "The Sky is Pink."
Date: 07/09/2012
Type: Video
Interview with Transphorm CEO Umesh Mishra
GigaOM's Katie Fehrenbacher interviews Institute faculty member Umesh Mishra about his startup company, Transphorm.
Date: 05/17/2011
Type: Blog, Video
Welcome to the 2011 Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency, featuring Henry Yang, Gene Lucas, & John Bowers
Date: 05/25/2011
Type: Video
Technologies: General Information
Tags: education
Day 2 of the 2011 Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency featuring Dave Auston and Jeff Henley.
Date: 05/25/2011
Type: Video
CNBC Techtopia video
Three local tech CEOs talk on CNBC's power lunch clip about about why Santa Barbara is a great place for tech businesses; one asset is UCSB's strong engineering program.
Date: 11/18/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: General Information
Greentech Media reviews the new Helieon LED from Bridgelux.
Date: 07/02/2010
Type: News, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Cradle-to-cradle design is the idea of continually recycling old products into new ones to minimize waste and maximize efficiency.
Date: 05/12/2009
Type: Video
Hemp home.
Dubbed “hempcrete”, the innovative building material is said to act as a “built-in air filter”, which actually helps improve air quality and does not contain any toxic substances. Not to mention, is inexpensive and more efficient than conventional building alternatives.
Date: 09/07/2010
Technologies: Buildings, Materials

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