‘Environmental Nobel’ Given to Dan Sperling in Tokyo

Daniel Sperling, director of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies and faculty member of the Energy Efficiency Center, was awarded the 2013 Blue Planet Prize in a ceremony today in Tokyo. The prize, announced in June by the Asahi Glass Foundation of Tokyo, has been described as the Nobel Prize for the environmental sciences. […]

EEC Supporter Pam Fair Wins Alumni Award

Longtime EEC supporter Pam Fair is one of seven winners of this year’s UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association awards and will be honored with the Jerry W. Fielder Memorial Award for extraordinary service at the CAAA’s 40th annual Awards Gala on Feb. 28, 2014, at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa. Fair, ’80, […]

UC Davis Partners with Singapore to Launch Lighting Technology Center

The University of California, Davis, is collaborating with the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) and Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA) to develop a lighting efficiency demonstration and training center in Singapore. The new lighting demonstration and training center will help reduce energy demand for lighting by promoting awareness of best practices and energy-efficient lighting […]

Team Henlight Awarded International Prize in Food Security

Three UC Davis staff members, lead by Kurt Kornbluth, director of the Energy Efficiency Center’s Program for International Energy Technology and D-Lab, won first place and $10,000 at the 2013 international Thought for Food Challenge Summit. Their winning invention is the Henlight, a small solar-powered LED light designed to be placed in chicken coops with […]

EEC Director Writes Foreword in New Book ‘Constructing Green’

Nicole Woolsey Biggart, director of the Energy Efficiency Center at UC Davis, has written the foreword to the new book “Constructing Green: The Social Structures of Sustainability,” which focuses not only on the technological aspects needed to construct sustainable buildings, but also the cultural and sociological shift that must also take place. “Constructing Green” describes […]

EEC Board Member Cavanagh Writes Op-ed in New York Times

Ralph Cavanagh, a board member of the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center and co-director of the energy program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, has written an op-ed piece on the New York Times Opinion Pages regarding the current direction we are moving toward in energy use. Rather than an “all of the above” approach […]

Davis Named the ‘Coolest California City’ for Carbon Cuts

The city of Davis was named the “Coolest California City” on June 27 by the California Air Resources Board for its success in reducing households’ carbon footprints. ARB Chairman Mary D. Nichols said that Davis, runners-up Chula Vista and Tracy, and five other competing cities collectively reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 220 metric […]

Lighting controls workshop is June 27

Venture Lighting is set to host a workshop regarding their LeafNut Wireless Lighting Control System at the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) in Davis on Thursday, June 27. Experts from Venture Lighting will discuss how the LeafNut system can save both money and energy through controlled use of lighting. In addition, they will review the […]

Symposium to Help California Schools Make Smart Investments

The UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center, California Lighting Technology Center, Western Cooling Efficiency Center and Greenwise Joint Venture are partnering up to present Smart Schools 2013, a one-day symposium on Sept. 5 on proven best practices for lighting and HVAC upgrades. Representatives from K-12 schools across Northern California will engage in technology and financing workshops, […]

UC Davis Wins Best-Practice Award for Lighting

UC Davis has been selected for the best-practice award for lighting at this year’s California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) for its adaptive campus control system. Developed by researchers at the California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis as well as those at Lumewave, Inc., the adaptive campus control system involves the use of a […]