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  • Roadmap to Renewables Unites Climate and Sustainability Goals

    Roadmap to Renewables Unites Climate and Sustainability Goals

    Vision and Research Gaps for a Low-Carbon, Biodiverse Future By Kat Kerlin on December 18, 2020 in Environment While the pressures of climate change bring a sense of urgency to renewable energy development, a new study serves as a roadmap toward uniting the goals of a low-carbon future with that of ecological sustainability and conservation. The study, published in ...

  • The Distance Local Energy Goes to Bring Power to the People

    The Distance Local Energy Goes to Bring Power to the People

    Study Comparing Energy Providers Finds Parallels to Local Foods Movement By Kat Kerlin on October 12, 2020 in Environment When you go to the grocery store, you can look at an apple and know if it was grown in Chile, Washington or somewhere closer to you by a quick glance at its sticker. But consumers have largely ...

  • Cacti and Other Iconic Desert Plants Threatened by Solar Development

    Cacti and Other Iconic Desert Plants Threatened by Solar Development

    Native Desert Plants Important to Indigenous Cultures Especially Vulnerable By Kat Kerlin on July 20, 2020, in Environment With their tough skins, pointy armor and legendary stamina, cacti are made to defend themselves from whatever nature throws at them. But large solar energy facilities are one threat that cacti weren’t built to withstand, according to a study by the ...

  • Kelly Kissock Appointed as New Faculty Director

    Kelly Kissock Appointed as New Faculty Director

    May 20, 2020–The UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kelly Kissock as its new Faculty Director. The Institute accelerates the development and commercialization of sustainable energy solutions and trains future leaders in energy. Kissock’s faculty appointment is in the UC Davis Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, where ...

  • ICB/TABB Becomes an Affiliate of the UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center

    ICB/TABB Becomes an Affiliate of the UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center

    November 25, 2019 – UC Davis’ Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC) is excited to introduce their newest affiliate, The International Certification Board (ICB) and Testing, Adjusting and Balancing Bureau (TABB). ICB/TABB sets the certification standards for the HVAC industry. As an affiliate, ICB/TABB will join WCEC’s efforts to accelerate development and commercialization of efficient heating, ...

  • Research Team Receives $2.4 Million Award to Advance Heat Exchangers

    Research Team Receives $2.4 Million Award to Advance Heat Exchangers

    UC Davis and Carnegie Mellon University received a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) to develop novel heat exchangers for high temperature and high pressure applications. Such heat exchangers can advance development of high efficiency modular power systems. Heat exchangers transfer heat from one fluid to another without ...