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

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Building owners begin measuring energy use in order to comply with the Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 which requires public disclosure of enegry ratings beginning in 2012.
Date: 12/22/2009
Type: News
Building energy management takes a leap forward with advanced weather software capable of ultra-precise predictions.
Date: 10/18/2011
Type: News
The National Training & Education Resource (NTER) is an open source platform that serves to education individuals about weatherizing their homes and offices. Viewers acquire new skills at a time, place, and pace that is convenient to them.
Date: 07/03/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Executive Order 13514 addresses energy efficiency in electronics, servers, and data centers and sets ambitious goals for energy efficiency in buildings for all federal agencies.
Date: 10/07/2009
Type: News
Efficient Building
A product of the two-day workshop held in December 2010 by the Institute for Energy Efficiency, this new white paper provides and overview of current technologies and recommends improvements and actions needed to advance the development and adoption of integrated building systems.
Date: 06/14/2011
Type: Report
Technologies: Buildings
Investment in energy efficiency for buildings can prove benefits to real estate in the long term and provide a competitive advantage.
Date: 01/18/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings
Even with financial incentives, a publicity campaign, and federal policies, homeowners are reluctant to take action to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Date: 02/15/2010
Type: Blog
California buildings
Will California's statewide green building codes advance energy-efficient construction or undermine stricter standards like LEED? The CALGreen codes promote efficiency without the costs of third-party certification, but critics note that the standards are prescriptive rather than performance-based.
Date: 01/06/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Materials
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
As the market for ’smart appliances’ is rapidly developing, wireless companies vie to become the standard used in the industry.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Smart Grid

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