UC Davis Energy News – January 2024

WCEC Well Represented at This Year’s ASHRAE Conference The Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC) has an impressive seven presentations at this year’s ASHRAE Winter Conference in Chicago. Christy GreenLoad Flexibility of a Residential Multi-Function Heat Pump Using Dynamic Pricing Caton MandeModel-Based Hot Water Draw Estimation in Heat Pump Water Heaters Fredrick MeyersLaboratory Evaluation of High-Efficiency Motor and Drive […]

UC Davis Energy News – November 2023

UC Davis Researchers Shine at CalFlexHub Symposium On November 3, the California Load Flexibility Research and Development Hub (CalFlexHub) held its second annual (and first in-person) symposium, bringing together experts from various sectors to discuss how highly dynamic electricity prices and load flexibility technologies can help California achieve its grid decarbonization goals. Among the distinguished […]

Prioritizing People: Ethical Imperatives in Energy Research

The field of energy research has made remarkable strides, ushering in innovative technologies and policies that shape our future. But beneath the progress lies an ethical responsibility that cannot be overlooked: protecting the people who participate in this research.

GEM Workshop Unearths Treasure Trove of Ideas

On November 2, UC Davis hosted the fifth Global Energy Managers (GEM) Workshop, bringing together facility managers, students, and faculty from around the world to discuss energy management, carbon reduction strategies, and community engagement.

UC Davis Energy News – October 2023

We’re thrilled to kick off the fall quarter with boundless energy and enthusiasm here at UC Davis Energy Graduate Group! As we kick off a new academic year, we’re looking forward to embracing fresh opportunities, collaborative initiatives, and exciting projects together.

Energy Waste in Empty Buildings and How to Reduce It

Office vacancy rates in the United States recently surpassed 20 percent for the first time in decades. Even where offices are leased, they are underutilized. Attendance is significantly reduced and many buildings that were once bustling five days a week might now be largely empty much of the time. Yet, despite this reduced occupancy, the energy consumption in these buildings remains surprisingly high.