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

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Lockheed and Barclays plan to invest $650 million to upgrade older buildings in the Miami and Sacramento areas
Date: 09/22/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity, has joined the Terabit Optical Ethernet Center (TOEC) research center as its newest affiliate member. TOEC is a part of the Institute for Energy Efficiency at UC Santa Barbara.
Date: 09/25/2013
Type: News
City skyline
Under a lease with a sustainability clause, tenants can divide the savings from energy efficiency with the landlord, and those savings in turn can be used to pay for new equipment or building upgrades.
Date: 02/09/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Economic Impact
Roughly 20 to 50 percent of energy consumed in the world is dispersed as heat. A company has come up with a way to harness waste heat as low as 86 degrees Fahrenheit to be converted to electricity.
Date: 05/23/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Utilities
Technology Roundtable
A report that details the outcomes of the Institute's Standards for GaN Power Electronics Technology Roundtable, held on March 11-12 at UC Santa Barbara, has just been released.
Date: 05/22/2014
Type: Report
Technologies: Electronics
Tesla's CTO JB Straubel, one of the speakers on Electrochemical Energy Storage Technologies at the Institute for Energy Efficiency's 2013 Summit, told the MIT Tech Review that Tesla is tackling the challenge of a five to ten minute recharge time for Tesla's electric car batteries.
Date: 07/16/2013
Type: Article
Held on Friday, March 4, 2011 in UCSB’s Corwin Pavilion, the 2011 fair brought together over 140 students from across Santa Barbara County competing for over $4,000 in prizes as well as advancement to the California State Science Fair.
Date: 04/14/2011
Type: News
Here Arthur Rosenfeld describes the story of how he came to switch from doing experimental particle physics to developing efficient uses of energy.
Date: 01/01/2006
In this video, experts talk about the research and development behind lithium-air battery technology and why they feel it may represent the future of energy storage for electric vehicles.
Date: 07/08/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Batteries
California is leading the nation in energy efficiency due to aggressive regulations on appliances and decoupling utility profits. Californian consumers use 40 percent less electricity per person than the average American consumer.
Date: 10/01/2009
Type: Article

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