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

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Hemp home.
Dubbed “hempcrete”, the innovative building material is said to act as a “built-in air filter”, which actually helps improve air quality and does not contain any toxic substances. Not to mention, is inexpensive and more efficient than conventional building alternatives.
Date: 09/07/2010
Technologies: Buildings, Materials
Zeta Communities, a manufacturing start-up, plans to mass-produce energy efficient homes to give an affordable option home buyers wanting to invest in ultra-efficient multifamily housing.
Date: 09/18/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Buildings
The Department of Energy is working with the EPA and other federal departments to develop an energy label for homes, scheduled to be launched this fall.
Date: 03/08/2010
Type: News
He has been a driving force in making the state a global leader in efficiency. This week, the 83-year-old nuclear physicist will leave his post on the California Energy Commission.
Date: 01/11/2010
Type: News
In a new report from CTIA, the wireless industry's lobbying organization, the group argues that widespread adoption of wireless technologies has the potential to save billions of energy dollars, conserve water, and reduce urban traffic congestion.
Date: 10/13/2011
Type: News
As the market for ’smart appliances’ is rapidly developing, wireless companies vie to become the standard used in the industry.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Smart Grid
Cradle-to-cradle design is the idea of continually recycling old products into new ones to minimize waste and maximize efficiency.
Date: 05/12/2009
Type: Video
California buildings
Will California's statewide green building codes advance energy-efficient construction or undermine stricter standards like LEED? The CALGreen codes promote efficiency without the costs of third-party certification, but critics note that the standards are prescriptive rather than performance-based.
Date: 01/06/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Materials
Even with financial incentives, a publicity campaign, and federal policies, homeowners are reluctant to take action to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Date: 02/15/2010
Type: Blog
Investment in energy efficiency for buildings can prove benefits to real estate in the long term and provide a competitive advantage.
Date: 01/18/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings

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