NEPTUNE Program Review at UC Davis 2018

Date: October 29-31, 2018
Location: Davis, CA
Event Type: Invitation Only
Description: The Naval Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence (NEPTUNE) is a program of the U.S. Office of Naval Research providing multi-million dollar funding to six universities (Arizona State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Purdue, The Naval Academy, The Naval Postgraduate School, and UC Davis) to conduct energy research and train military personnel. Approximately seventy-five people, with representatives from all six NEPTUNE universities, will attend the event where student veterans and researchers present updates on their projects and engage with key faculty, university leadership, and government and industry energy leaders.
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Fasttrack to Energy Careers for Veterans Bootcamp

Date: September 24-25, 2018
Location: UC Davis
Description: The UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute, in conjunction with PG&E, will be hosting a 2-day Training Course for student veterans interested in pursuing careers in the energy field. Participants will learn about building energy use and efficiency, get hands on experience, learn how to conduct a basic energy audit, and network with professionals in the energy field.
Attendees: Graduate and undergraduate veteran students. Participation is open to students from UC Davis, Community Colleges, Sacramento State University, and other local educational institutions.
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UC Davis at Global Climate Action Summit

Date: September 11-12, 2018
Location: San Francisco, CA
Description:  The State of California has selected UC Davis to be an official affiliate event host for the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), scheduled from September 12–14 in San Francisco, CA. One of the world’s highest-ranked universities for sustainability programs and innovation, UC Davis is home to two renowned centers for applied transportation and energy research and multidisciplinary graduate education: the Institute for Transportation Studies and the Energy and Efficiency Institute. UC Davis also houses the Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy, which engages lawmakers and stakeholders in policy formulation.

UC Davis will host four official affiliate sessions on Tuesday, September 11 and Wednesday, September 12 to bring together GCAS attendees around key topics related to climate, energy, transportation, and public policy: topics that would benefit from increased collaboration and in which UC Davis has demonstrated leadership and expertise. UC Davis will also host an evening reception on Tuesday, September 11 open to all session attendees. All events will be conveniently located in downtown San Francisco near the primary GCAS venues.
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UC Davis Energy Affiliates Forum 2018

Date: April 19, 2018
Location: University of California, Davis
Event Type: Invitation Only
Description: The UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute and its affiliated research centers hosted their first joint Affiliates Forum. The theme of this year’s forum was Integrated Energy Solutions. This meeting provided a unique opportunity to engage with the latest R&D and program initiatives at UC Davis and to network and explore innovative energy solutions across sectors. Attendees included current and potential affiliates, as well as current and potential collaborators at UC Davis and state and non-profit agencies.
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NEPTUNE Program Review at UC Davis

Date: November 1-3, 2016
Location: University of California, Davis
Event Type: Invitation Only
Description: The Naval Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence (NEPTUNE) is a pilot program of the U.S. Office of Naval Research providing multi-million dollar funding to six universities (Arizona State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Purdue, The Naval Academy, The Naval Postgraduate School, and UC Davis) to conduct energy research and train military personnel. Approximately seventy-five people, with representatives from all six NEPTUNE universities, attended the event where student veterans and researchers presented updates on their projects and engaged with key faculty, university leadership, and government and industry energy leaders.
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Policy Fellow Workshop #3: Ensuring High Performance Buildings through a Skilled Workforce

Date: August 18, 2016
Location: University of California, Davis
Event Type: Invitation Only
Description: The UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center (EEC) and former Senior Policy Fellow Nancy Skinner organized three workshops between April and August 2016 on key energy topics. This workshop brought together stakeholders and experts, including policy makers, regulators, academics, labor representatives, utilities, and workforce advocates, to explore how to organize an industry-led coalition that directly aligns workforce initiatives and funding with specific requirements to meet the SB 350 energy mandates.
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Policy Fellow Workshop #2: Integrating Transportation and Electricity to Reduce Carbon Impact

Date: July 27, 2016
Location: Berkeley, CA
Event Type: Invitation Only
Description: The UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center (EEC) and former Senior Policy Fellow Nancy Skinner organized three workshops between April and August 2016 on key energy topics. This workshop brought together thirty stakeholders and experts, including representatives from automakers, regulatory agencies, electric vehicle charging firms, academics, energy storage firms, distributed energy firms, energy service providers, Investor-Owned Utilities, the Independent System Operator, and academic researchers, to explore and identify key areas that may need to be pursued to ensure a low to no carbon electricity system.
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Policy Fellow Workshop #1: Using Data to Cut Building Energy & Increase Building Energy Efficiency

Date: April 18, 2016
Location: San Francisco, CA
Event Type: Invitation Only
Description: The UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center (EEC) and former Senior Policy Fellow Nancy Skinner organized three workshops between April and August 2016 on key energy topics. This workshop brought together thirty stakeholders and experts, including commercial property managers, building operators, brokers, energy service providers, building efficiency experts, and policy makers, to explore key issues around data, building energy use, and building energy efficiency.
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The Future of Energy & Water in the Wine, Food & Beverage Industry


Date: December 16, 2015
Location: University of California, Davis
Event Type: Invitation
Description: This event offers a unique opportunity for members of the Energy Efficiency Center’s Board of Advisors and Special Guests to meet and network with executive leaders of the California wine, food, and beverage industry (particularly those affiliated with the UC Davis Food Science & Technology and Viticulture & Enology departments) and relevant public agencies, to discuss issues pertaining to sustainable and efficient food and beverage processing in the country’s agricultural heartland. Meaningful discourse will take place over the course of two hours of moderated panel discussions. Networking and informal discussions will take place immediately following during a wine tasting reception and dinner. Participants will also have the opportunity to tour the LEED Platinum Teaching and Research Winery and new Jackson Sustainable Winery Building to see state-of-the art Zero-Net Energy and Zero-Net Water solutions and best practices.
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Smart Schools Symposium: Energy Retrofits & New Funding Options

Date: September 5, 2013
Location: University of California, Davis
Event Type: Invitation Only
Description: The UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center, California Lighting Technology Center, Western Cooling Efficiency Center, and Greenwise Joint Venture partnered to present this one-day symposium on proven best practices for lighting and HVAC updates. Representatives from K-12 schools across Northern California engaged in technology and financing workshops, “ask the expert” discussions, and a “vendor match” session for companies and schools interested in partnering on demonstration projects. School leaders also presented case studies on cost-effective retrofit projects already completed or underway.
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