UC Davis Energy News – February 2018

The monthly UC Davis Energy newsletter covers the university's energy-related research, education and events. You can read current and past newsletters below or subscribe to have it sent to your inbox.


Energy Graduate Group Faculty Recognized for their Innovative Work

Shota Atsumi, Katrina Jessoe, and Adam Moule were recently designated as Chancellor's Fellows. Each Chancellor Fellow receives $25,000 to advance their research projects and other scholarly work. [More…]

In addition, Rebecca Hernandez received the 2018 E.O. Wilson Award for Outstanding Science in Biodiversity Conservation. [More…]

Envelope Sealing Technology is Best in Show

AeroBarrier, an innovate envelope sealing technology that simultaneously measures and seals building envelope air leeks, received several awards at the 2018 NAHB International Builders' Show. AeroBarrier was invented by our current interim faculty director, Dr. Mark Modera, and is being tested by the Western Cooling Efficiency Center in residential and non-residential applications. [More…]


Plant & Environmental Sciences Building is a Sustainability Star

Plant & Environmental Sciences (PES) is the first UC Davis building to receive a BREEAM certification, and it is the first such certification in the U.S. for an in-use academic building. BREEAM is the world's leading sustainability assessment method. PES also received BREEAM's first "excellent" rating in the U.S. in the category of "asset performance," which includes waste, transport, pollution, materials and energy. In addition, PES earned LEED Gold status in the category of operations and maintenance of existing buildings. [More…]

New Webinar Available on Title 20 Lighting Standards

The California Lighting Technology Center produced a webinar for manufacturers, retailers, and consumers on resources for today's lighting products. This webinar covers major changes in requirements for California's lighting appliances and information on how to certify new products to be sold in the state. [More…]