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

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The smart grid, though a large upfront investment, would promote the adoption of green technologies like solar and wind power and plug-in vehicles.
Date: 06/04/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
US building owners are scaling back the pace of energy efficiency upgrades, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. Building owners not only need financing, but convincing that the improvements will increase the bottom line.
Date: 11/08/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
HVAC
While the markets for energy management in large-scale buildings and homes are booming, the market for mid-sized commercial buildings (fast food restaurants, small office parks etc.) remains relatively untapped.
Date: 10/05/2010
Type: Blog
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
Philips Electronics announced its plans to pursue the Department of Energy's L Prize, an award to the first company that can create an an energy efficient, commercially-scalable incandescent light bulb. The L prize awards $10 million and potentially lucrative federal purchasing agreements.
Date: 09/24/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
BSST is collaborating with academic and industrial researchers to further accelerate material advancements.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Thermoelectrics
An LED source lasts for a very long time and is ideal for controlled lighting, like beam lighting.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
SPICE geoengineering scheme
Researchers will soon attempt to pump water a kilometer into the air to test a geoengineering technique for offsetting the warming effects of greenhouse gases.
Date: 09/14/2011
Type: Article
British Flag
Instead of fighting with corporations over energy legislation, the British government has adopted a collaborative policy of seeking advice on reducing energy consumption from businesses that have already made energy efficiency improvements.
Date: 08/11/2010
Type: Blog
On April 22, 2009, Brent Constantz spoke about the Carbon Capture and Conservation (CCC) technology to capture carbon emissions in stable structures to be used in concretes
Date: 05/07/2009
Type: Video
Technologies: Buildings, Materials

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