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

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Smart building design and control systems can help reduce and manage energy use.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Buildings, Control Systems
Building efficiency codes could be mandated that are similar to fire safety codes.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Buildings
Many European nations are investing heavily in green building, attempting to make a significant portion of structures carbon neutral.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Materials, Modeling
The operational energy costs of buildings are often overlooked at the construction stage.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Data Centers
As green building becomes more popular, homeowners are taking different approaches to green living. A study found that the most common reason for going green was cost saving measures associated with energy efficiency.
Date: 08/16/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings
A number of lenders are now offering mortgages deal for people who borrow money to make their homes more energy efficient.
Date: 08/24/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Economic Impact
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
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher Evan Mills explains how the US could save billions of dollars a year by maximizing the energy efficiency of commercial buildings.
Date: 09/06/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Control Systems
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will be receiving $1.8 million in stimulus funding to improve the HVAC efficiencies in government buildings.
Date: 09/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: HVAC
The most efficient buildings are dense multipurpose structures like skyscrapers, which minimize material, heating, and cooling. Single-family suburban houses are inefficient since they need to be individually heated and cooled, and are spread out from the population, encouraging driving more.
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Modeling

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