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  • Launching New Project to Increase Adoption of Emerging Clean Energy Technologies through Procurement

    March 22, 2018

    With few rigorous product evaluations to inform purchasing decisions, large commercial and institutional customers face enormous uncertainty and high costs associated with purchasing advanced energy efficiency, renewable distributed energy generation and energy storage products (collectively defined as distributed energy resource (DER) products). Existing third-party resources do not typically provide information on specific products, nor do ...

  • Partnering with Mexican Institutions to Advance Energy Efficiency Goals

    March 22, 2018

    UC Davis received three awards from Mexico’s Ministry of Energy and its National Council for Science Technology to work in partnership with Mexican research institutions on energy efficiency projects. These projects will help grow capacity in Mexico to meet ambitious clean energy goals. Project 1: UC Davis will work with the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (UAG) ...

  • New Report Released: How the University of California can Replace Natural Gas with Climate-Friendlier Options

    February 27, 2018

    A three-step plan for carbon neutrality New strategy to wean off natural gas paves way for the University of California to be a global leader By Jenny Seifert SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. – Universities across the United States have set ambitious goals to shrink their carbon footprints, including the University of California, which launched its Carbon Neutrality ...

  • Live in a Zero Energy House this Fall

    February 15, 2018

    The Honda Smart Home is soliciting applications for new occupants. This unique opportunity is open to UC Davis faculty, staff or graduate students for 2018-2019. About the Honda Smart Home: The Honda Smart Home US, showcases technologies that enable zero net energy living and transportation. The home in UC Davis West Village is capable of producing more ...

  • California Water-Saving Drive Saved Energy, Too

    January 17, 2018

    By Andy Fell – California’s drive to save water during the drought had a double benefit: it saved a lot of energy as well. In April 2015, Governor Jerry Brown mandated a 25 percent cut in urban water consumption in the face of continuing drought. Water suppliers were required to report their progress to the State Water ...

  • Energy Graduate Group Student Madison Hoffacker Publishes Paper on Using Nonconventional Spaces for Solar Energy Development

    December 21, 2017

    In a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, UC Davis researchers and colleagues demonstrate how nonconventional spaces can be used to generate renewable energy while sparing lands that could be better used for food production and the conservation of ecosystems. Read the press release. Read the journal article.

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