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

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The Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change discusses progress made in the past year including ARRA, fuel economy standards for automobiles, appliance efficiency standards, and the greenhouse gas emissions inventory rule.
Date: 01/11/2010
Type: News
The US Postal Service says it saved more than $52 million in 2012 by reducing their energy, water, and soft goods consumption; decreasing their fuel use; and producing less solid waste. USPS also generated nearly $24 million in revenue by recycling.
Date: 02/01/2013
Type: Article
Buoyed by the highest voter turnout ever recorded, students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, took an unprecedented step last week when they approved the "Student Services Renewable Energy Initiative."
Date: 05/05/2010
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
A recent paper argues that planetary stability must be integrated with United Nations targets to fight poverty and secure human well-being, because the planet is being transformed in ways that could undermine development gains.
Date: 03/28/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science Steve Koonin speaks on sustainably managing the energy and resource strains on the world associated with population growth and industrialization.
Date: 01/21/2010
Type: Slides, Video
Sustainability leader UCSB sets new goal to reduce potable water use by 12 percent by next spring.
Date: 07/17/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Utilities
NASA collaborates with Integrated Building Solutions (IBS) to enhance the energy efficiency of their buildings.
Date: 01/20/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Control Systems
Over a dozen US companies are investing up to $140 billion in tackling climate change by using energy efficient technology.
Date: 07/28/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
Nationally, the potential savings from energy conservation investments are astounding.
Date: 02/09/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Economic Impact

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