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UC Davis Energy News – October 2021

photo collage of the global energy managers workshop

On October 19-20, UC Davis hosted the third Global Energy Managers Workshop where over 200 facility managers, students, and faculty from around the world met virtually to share and learn about energy-saving, cost management, and carbon reduction strategies. You can watch video recordings and download presentations on our website. [GEM Website]

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Study Shows Large-Scale Solar Can Cool Nearby Areas

Using satellite imagery and field-based measurements, scientists from UC Davis, Lancaster University, and Ludong University published research showing that utility-scale solar facilities can have a cooling effect not only on the land covered by the arrays, but also on the surrounding area. Solar facilities were found to produce “cool islands” that extend up to 730 meters from the boundaries of the arrays with land surface temperatures reduced by up to 2.3 degrees Celsius. [Read the Paper]
photo of Theresa Pistochini receiving award

Researcher Receives Energy Efficiency Award

Theresa Pistochini, Co-Director of Engineering for the Western Cooling Efficiency Center, was recognized by the Western States Council Sheet Metal Worker’s International Association with the HVAC Industry Energy Efficiency Hero award. Theresa received the award alongside State Assembly Member Phil Ting who was recognized as Legislator of the Year. Congratulations!
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Achieving Net Zero GHG Emissions in the Cement Industry

Cement production is a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. In a new perspective article for the journal One Earth, UC Davis’ Sabbie Miller and John Harvey, with colleagues at ETH Zurich and Imperial College London, discuss challenges facing the cement industry and present a strategy to get to zero emissions. [Read more]
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Bard Joins as an Affiliate

We are excited to welcome Bard as our newest affiliate to the Western Cooling Efficiency Center. We look forward to our continued partnership and work together. [Affiliate Program]
Curtis Wynn presentation to EGG students

Watch our Most Recent Seminars

This fall we are hosting our annual energy seminar series. Recordings are available on our Youtube channel. [Watch Now]

Upcoming Events

Energy Fall Seminar Series (Online)
Every Friday through December 3, 2021
 
Webinar – WaterWatch Software: A Planning and Management Tool for the Whole Team
November 9, 2021