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

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Optimum Controls skyscraper
A new partnership between Optimum Energy and Johnson Controls offers energy management for central chilled water plants that are used to cool water for air conditioning systems in skyscrapers.
Date: 01/24/2011
Type: Article
The US Department of Energy is teaming up with Chinese agencies to make more efficient buildings, greener vehicles, and cleaner energy generation.
Date: 07/16/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
The U.S. Department of Energy awards grants to various clean energy technology projects, including HVAC system efficiency, cool roofs, smart controllers for smart grid applications, and advanced solar technologies.
Date: 11/24/2009
Type: News
The DOE awards $620 million for smart grid projects and toward testing a range of energy storage technologies.
Date: 11/24/2009
Type: News
Tags: DOE
Prototype of high-efficiency rooftop air conditioning unit
The Department of Energy says it has developed a new design for rooftop air conditioning units that would reduce energy consumption by 50 to 60 percent compared to current models.
Date: 02/09/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC
Democrats will turn the focus to energy efficiency standards and incentive programs this week with hearings in the Senate and House energy panels.
Date: 03/08/2010
Type: News
Many New York City tenants in city-owned buildings are not interested in saving energy, since they do not directly pay the utility bill and retrofits can be expensive. The NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services decided to put these agencies on the hook for their energy consumption.
Date: 06/07/2012
Type: Article
Cree, the LED company best known for their $10 LED bulb, announced a 75W-equivalent, 1100 lumen model, priced at $24.
Date: 12/03/2013
Type: News
Just Venting website commentary on the McKinsey report “Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy".
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC
Two environmental engineers at Clemson University have received a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Defense to create a new type of energy efficient Subsurface Thermal Energy Storage (STES) system that uses a conventional heat pump to move heat between buildings and the ground.
Date: 06/16/2010
Type: Article, News

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