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IT is a small, but rapidly growing, part of US energy use demand that needs to be addressed.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Tags: computing, IT
Institute Director John Bowers is quoted about the energy saving benefits of microchips
Date: 05/14/2009
Type: Article, News
Technologies: Materials, Electronics
Consumer are using more energy efficiency appliances, but these energy gains are offset by additional devices.
Date: 05/14/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Electronics
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
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
UC Santa Barbara's Institute for Energy Efficiency received $19.0 million over the next five-years for research in energy efficiency.
Date: 05/06/2009
Type: News
Tags: stimulus
The manufacturing sector could drastically lower the cost of solid state lighting, the same way the price of the semiconductor has dropped in the last few decades.
Date: 05/05/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Plastic solar cells are being studied by the UC Santa Barbara researcher and Nobel Laureate Alan Heeger. The lightweight cells are inexpensive to produce, but so far are too inefficient, converting 6.1% of sunlight to electricity, while traditional silicon cells are 15% efficient.
Date: 04/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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