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UC Davis Energy News – August 2021

photo collage of global energy manager's workshop

On October 19-20, UC Davis will host the third Global Energy Managers Workshop where facility managers, students, and faculty from around the world will meet to share and learn about energy-saving, cost management, and carbon reduction strategies. This year’s event will be online via Zoom and free of charge. We have an exciting agenda and hope you can participate! [Register now]

Report on Mexico's new R&D Lighting Center

New Progress on Mexico’s Emerging Lighting R&D Center

 

In fall 2017, the Mexican Ministry of Energy awarded funding to the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara in collaboration with UC Davis to establish a lighting technology and design research center known as the Centro de Tecnología en Iluminación (CTI). CTI will accelerate the adoption and development of energy-efficient lighting and daylighting technologies, and build capacity and training programs for Mexico’s lighting industry through university and industry collaborations. [Read the Update]
EGG Student in laboratory

Energy Graduate Group Student Receives DECOR Fellowship Award

 

Energy Graduate Group student Kabian Ritter received the Engineering Dean’s Collaborative Research (DECOR) award. This award will fund collaborative research to investigate the induction of magnetic properties into 2D and 3D host materials as a result of metal species being introduced. Congratulations Kabian!
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Researchers Test DIY Portable Air Cleaners

 

The Western Cooling Efficiency Center tested 2 types of Do-It-Yourself portable air cleaner (standard box fans modified with added filtration on the suction side of the box fan). Researchers found that a standard box fan modified with four 2-inch filters on the fan intake, constructed for less than $75 in materials, was estimated to perform similarly to residential portable air cleaners in terms of clean air delivered for approximately one-third the cost. [Learn More]
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Residential Electrification in Sacramento & Its Impact on Residential Appliance Sales

 
In a new report, Institute faculty, staff, and students investigate and quantify the market for appliances related to residential electrification and decarbonization, using the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) as a case study. The report focuses on Sacramento but considers statewide implications. [Read Report]
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Lighting Education Videos Released

 

The California Lighting Technology Center released 5 new videos focused on 2019 Title 24, Part 6 lighting requirements. Each video dives into specific lighting topics in the current Energy Code and is designed to increase knowledge and implementation of code-compliant lighting in California’s nonresidential and residential buildings. [Watch Videos]
Curtis Wynn presentation to EGG students

Catch Up on our Seminars & Webinars

 
This past week we hosted webinars on Greening Cement and the development of an Economic Optimal Leak Loss Model. Recordings are now available on our Youtube channel. [Watch Now]

Opportunities

Emerging Energy Professionals Program
Open to Undergraduate and Graduate UC Davis Students

Upcoming Events

EPA Webinar on 24/7 Hourly Matching
Featuring Energy Graduate Group Student Greg Miller
September 15, 2021 2pm EST
Learn More

 

Energy Fall Seminar Series (Online)
Kicks Off September 24, 2021

 

 

Global Energy Managers Workshop (Online)
October 19-20, 2021