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

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The number of federal LEED-certified projects has skyrocketed about 51 percent this year, from 544 completed in 2011 to 821 in just the first eight months of 2012, the Federal Times reports.
Date: 10/26/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
LG says its "Energy Star Most Efficient" sales have increased by 75%. According to the EPA, these purchases will save consumers more than $150 million in utility costs and reduce GHG by about 930 million pounds over the lifetime of these products.
Date: 11/09/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Solar cells.
A new technique may one day lead to solar cells that bring themselves together like a molecular flash mob and repair damage they sustain during the rough business of turning light into electricity.
Date: 09/05/2010
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area opened a new net-zero visitor center -- the first of its kind. The building is equipped with LED lighting and solar panels. The article also includes other LED news.
Date: 10/08/2012
Type: Article
In this episode of Lighting the World featured on UCTV, John Bowers of the Institute for Energy Efficiency describes how they are using the highly efficient white LED, discovered by Shuji Nakamura, to address the lack of reliable, economical light sources in many parts of the world.
Date: 03/15/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy reached an agreement to increase the efficiency of most major home appliances, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers and air conditioners.
Date: 08/04/2010
Type: Article, News
Low-power phase-change memory bits are positioned between carbon-nanotubes.
A new type of nonvolatile memory based on carbon nanotubes requires one percent as much power as flash memory and could improve battery life in mobile devices.
Date: 03/11/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
A new transistor design can cut a computer chip's power consumption by 50%. Portable devices that normally have to be recharged every day can now last longer.
Date: 09/10/2013
Type: Article
Designing for tomorrow: computer chips for electronics are becoming smaller, cheaper, and more flexible. This opens doors for the next generation of electronics.
Date: 02/28/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials, Electronics
Soladigm has developed a more cost-effective method for making electrochromic windows that let people adjust light and heat levels with the flick of a switch.
Date: 08/13/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Materials

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