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

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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
smart meter
A recent report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy stresses the need for energy efficiency programs that change consumer behavior and habits. In short, consumers need to be able to see how much energy they use and they need proof that conservation pays off.
Date: 11/18/2010
Type: Blog
real estate
Boston-based Conservation Services Group is working on a metric to describe a home’s energy efficiency value. The metric would be included in the multiple listing service when the house is listed for sale, making energy efficiency a more tangible component of the home's value.
Date: 11/05/2010
Type: Article
Video
This video session brings together leading experts from around the globe who will reveal the most recent research findings along with lessons learned from real-life deployments as they discuss and debate winning strategies for making the consumer actually ask for a smart grid.
Date: 10/27/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
Rebound effect
A new report from Institute faculty member Roland Geyer and his colleague Sheetal Gavankar examines the rebound effect, or the extent to which energy savings enabled by advances in energy efficiency are reduced by the behavioral response to the increase in efficiency.
Date: 10/26/2010
Type: Report
Video: engaging the consumer
This video session brings together leading experts from around the globe who will reveal the most recent research findings along with lessons learned from real-life deployments as they discuss and debate winning strategies for making the consumer actually ask for a smart grid.
Date: 10/25/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
Video: engaging the consumer
This video session brings together leading experts from around the globe who will reveal the most recent research findings along with lessons learned from real-life deployments as they discuss and debate winning strategies for making the consumer actually ask for a smart grid.
Date: 10/20/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
Home energy audit blower.
A new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows that communication style is key to getting people to make significant home energy improvements.
Date: 10/04/2010
OPower's 3 channel approach to energy efficiency.
A new software service from OPower based on behavioral psychology encourages consumers to reduce their power consumption and can result in energy savings of up to 3.5 percent.
Date: 08/26/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Energy saving activities.
A study by the National Academy of Sciences finds that consumers don't fully understand the actual energy savings of various activities (like driving a more efficient car or turning off lights), indicating that consumer education or awareness programs could have a big impact on energy consumption.
Date: 08/18/2010

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