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Early Career Energy Faculty Recognized

Jesus Velazquez, Department of Chemistry, was named a 2020 Cottrell Scholar, which recognizes 25 early career teacher-scholars in the physical sciences from across the country. Each awardee receives $100K. Chris Simmons, Department of Food Science and Technology, was named a 2020 UC Davis Chancellor Fellow, which recognizes exceptional early career faculty members. Each awardee receives $25K. Congratulations Jesus and Chris!

Hybrid Heating Systems Can Reduce NOx and CO2 Emissions

Hybrid heating systems, which contain a heat pump paired with a low NOx gas furnace, are an alternative technology that could reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions. Using energy simulations, Western Cooling Efficiency Center researchers found that a hybrid heating system reduced NOx emissions by 95-100% and CO2 emissions by 67-69% compared to a stand-alone low NOx furnace. Read the report.

New Lighting Standards Take Effect

California's 2019 lighting standards and regulations went into effect January 1, 2020.  The changes include updates to both the Appliance Efficiency Regulations and Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The California Lighting Technology Center in partnership with Energy Code Ace developed resource guides that summarize what's new in the code in residential and non-residential lighting.

Join us on April 18 for a Solar Pancake Breakfast

Celebrate the 106th Picnic Day with the UC Davis Energy and Transportation family! We will be serving all-you-can-eat-pancakes to our wonderful community of alumni, donors, and friends in UC Davis’ West VillageRegister to attend.

Now Accepting Applications to our Energy Graduate Group

The UC Davis Energy Graduate Group offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in energy systems. Students take relevant coursework from across the UC Davis campus and conduct interdisciplinary research to address pressing energy challenges. The general application deadline is April 1. Apply Now

Upcoming Events

April 18, 2020

Solar Pancake Breakfast on Picnic Day
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June 22-23, 2020
Energy Audit Bootcamp
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April 1, 2020
General Deadline for UC Davis Energy Graduate Group
Apply Now - M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in Energy Systems