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

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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
The Springfield Data Center in Massachusetts is being constructed with state of the art technologies in energy efficient data center infrastructure, sustainable building design and consolidated computer technology, which will make it one of the most efficient data centers in the country.
Date: 06/23/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Data Centers
The spice and seasoning company now generates more energy than it consumes. McCormick & Company built a solar array, and it reduced its energy consumption by installing many building upgrades. The company added energy efficient lighting and a HVAC system, among others.
Date: 04/17/2012
Type: Article
Building efficiency codes could be mandated that are similar to fire safety codes.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Buildings
Microsoft has pledged to reach net-zero emissions with its operations in over 100 countries. They will retrofit offices, data centers, and software development labs with the latest energy-efficient technologies.
Date: 05/10/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC, Data Centers
Microsoft announced today that it has combined its Hohm Web home energy-efficiency application with the PowerCost electricity monitor. Using a broadband internet connection, consumers can then monitor their home electricity consumption from the web or from the tabletop electricity monitor.
Date: 07/27/2010
Type: Article, Video
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
Microsoft is developing a strategy for software and services for managing energy consumption in commercial buildings, as well as a strategy for integrating building management systems into predictive analysis tools.
Date: 03/11/2011
Type: Article
Microsoft is working with Seattle and its local utility to conduct a pilot to increase energy efficiency in large commercial buildings in downtown Seattle. The pilot will use Accenture’s Smart Building & Energy Solutions energy management software alongside Microsoft’s Azure cloud technology.
Date: 07/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
ACEEE released a report on miscellaneous energy loads in buildings, indicating that these loads consume $70 billion in energy each year. The author suggests that the efficiency of these loads could be increased 40% - 50%.
Date: 08/08/2013
Type: Article
With the help of its local utility, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will launch a three-year energy efficiency project , "MIT Efficiency Forward," that will trim electricity use 15 percent and save the university $50 million.
Date: 05/26/2010
Type: News

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