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

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Larry Smarr presents on how information technology can help reduce greenhouse gas levels and transform the world from a high-carbon to a low-carbon economy.
Date: 04/29/2010
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Climate Change
Long term societal forces require new concepts to provide thermal management.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: HVAC
Google spends lots of money on electricity use in their data centers, so they invest heavily making their data centers more efficient.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Data Centers
Today, energy efficiency is being used to solve societal and political problems, instead of individual companies trying to make their product cheaper as in the past.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Marija Ilic slides
In this talk Marija Ilic presents a vision of Dynamic Monitoring and Decision Systems as a possible Information Communications Technology framework in support of sustainable energy systems.
Date: 01/11/2011
Type: Slides, Video
Martin Fischer, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and Director of the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE), discusses the importance of establishing value based metrics and best practices for accurate evaluation of building performance.
Date: 11/11/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Buildings
Sustainability on a Smarter Planet: how can technology be leveraged to optimize all aspects of an organization's infrastructure and operations for energy, carbon, water, and waste?
Date: 02/22/2011
Type: Slides, Video
LED technologies not only give 80% energy savings, but are also cheaper, having a possible price reduction by a factor of 20 when compared to conventional lighting.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Building efficiency codes could be mandated that are similar to fire safety codes.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Buildings
The standards and research bodies need to work together to set the next generation of standards based on the available technology.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video

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