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

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NASA is in the process of constructing the greenest building in America at their Ames campus near the Silicon Valley in California. The agency has recruited green architect William McDonough for the project.
Date: 08/28/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Buildings
The Department of Transportation recently gave funding for initial research into embedding solar cells into the nation's highways. The plan would turn roadways into an energy and information infrastructure.
Date: 08/28/2009
Type: Blog, News, Video
Technologies: Transportation
Governments and companies worldwide are investing heavily in advanced battery research to create an energy storage device that will make electric vehicles more adoptable.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries
Center for Energy Efficient Materials (CEEM), has been officially launched
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Materials
BSST is collaborating with academic and industrial researchers to further accelerate material advancements.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Thermoelectrics
As utility and IT companies begin to invest in smart grid technology, many other sectors are trying to find ways to profit from smart grid implementation.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
computer clunker
Popular Science commentary on the Cash for Clunkers program suggest a Cash for Tech Clunkers program.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
PG&E study shows building automation systems for controlling lights actually work.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
Modular system allows for the addition of other energy-saving features when utilities raise electricity prices or enact real-time pricing.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Just Venting website commentary on the McKinsey report “Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy".
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC

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