UC Davis Energy News – June 2020

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.

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Congratulations to our Newest Energy Graduate Group Graduates

We are excited to announce that on June 11th Meg Slattery and Devon Schmidt graduated virtually from the Energy Graduate Group. Meg will be continuing on in the Ph.D. program, while Devon will be completing her thesis this summer and then starting her career with Smith Engineering. Best of luck to you both! [Watch Video]

White Paper Released to Support School Reopening 

The Western Cooling Efficiency Center released a white paper, with the National Energy Management Institute, that proposes a Ventilation and Energy Efficiency Verification/Repair Program that would prepare schools for reopening during the COVID-19 crisis. [Read Paper] [Show Your Support]

Model Developed to Help Keep Cows Cool While Saving Water & Electricity

It is critical to keep dairy cows cool during the hot summer months, however, standard cooling methods, such as fans and water sprayers, use a lot of electricity and water. Researchers at the Western Cooling Efficiency Center developed a novel controller to optimize fan speed and water spray rate to keep cows cool while reducing electricity and water use. The controller is based on a heat and mass transfer model that calculates drying time and heat rejected for a wetted cow. The technology is available for licensing through the UC Davis Tech Transfer Office. [Read the journal article] [Contact Tech Transfer Office]

Register Now for Global Energy Managers Workshop

On October 7, 2020 (Energy Efficiency Day) UC Davis will host the second 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. Our event will be online this year and limited to a half day. We have an exciting agenda and hope you can participate.
[Register Now].

Upcoming Events

July 8, 2020
Webinar: Large Diameter, Shallow Bore Heat Exchangers for Ground-Source Heat Pumps

September 14-16, 2020

October 7, 2020
Online: Global Energy Managers Workshop