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UC Davis Energy News – January 2022

EEI Board of Directors 2022

Happy New Year! We were delighted to end 2021 with our Board of Advisors Meeting and a 15th anniversary celebration dinner. Thank you to everyone that joined us! It was wonderful to connect in person and celebrate this milestone. We look forward to many more years together. [Pictures from the Event]

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Executive Director to Serve “On Loan” to the California Energy Commission

 
Starting February 1, Benjamin Finkelor, Executive Director for the Energy and Efficiency Institute, will serve “on loan” to the California Energy Commission as a Special Advisor to Vice Chair Siva Gunda. The appointment will extend for 14 months. During Ben’s absence, Alan Meier will serve as Acting Executive Director. [Read More]
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Lighting Center at University Autonoma Guadalajara Opens

 
On December 9-10, 2021 UC Davis officials celebrated the opening of a new lighting center in Guadalajara with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and partnership meetings, including an MOU singing between UC Davis and the University Autonoma Guadlajara (UAG). The California Lighting Technology Center has been working with UAG for the past 4 years to design and develop this new center.  [Watch Video]
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New Partnership with Consulate General of Denmark

 
We are excited to be part of a new agreement of cooperation between the Consulate General of Denmark and UC Davis to further the development of basic scientific and technological research and graduate and undergraduate education. [Pictures from the Signing Ceremony]
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UC Davis Leads the Way in Sustainability

 
According to the 2021 GreenMetric rankings, UC Davis is #1 in North America and #5 in the world. UC Davis also ranked 7th in top performers for green buildings in the 2021 AASHE Sustainable Campus Index and was acknowledged for its contributions to NXTerra, an inter-system collaboration for climate action education. [Learn More]
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Successful Demonstration of Low GWP Refrigerant 

 
The Western Cooling Efficiency Center evaluated a non-flammable, low global warming potential refrigerant – R-466A in a packaged rooftop unit on the UC Davis campus. The unit was designed for use with R-410A – the most common refrigerant used today in unitary air conditioning equipment. Researchers found the rooftop unit performed similarly with R-466A in terms of capacity and COP across a wide range of outdoor air conditions. [Learn More]
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Energy Equity Seminar Series Launches

 
Two of our graduate students launched the first annual Energy Justice Seminar, a space dedicated to discussing the multifaceted energy justice issues that are embedded in our energy system. This seminar has been developed based on the recognition that many energy topics have nuance and historical roots in issues of justice that deserve dedicated discussion and study. [Learn More]
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Lighting Education Videos Released

 
The California Lighting Technology Center recently published five additional videos focused on 2019 Title 24, Part 6 lighting requirements. The videos are designed to increase knowledge and implementation of code-compliant lighting in California’s non-residential and residential buildings. [Find out More]

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