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UC Davis Energy News – September 2021

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.

On October 19-20, UC Davis will host the third 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. This year’s event will be online via Zoom and free of charge. We have an exciting agenda and hope you can participate! [Register now]

Engaging Students with Hands-On Citizen Science

Schools are facing many challenges this fall, including minimizing risks to students and staff from Covid-19 and wildfire smoke exposure. Air purifiers are one tool that can help. Researchers from the Energy and Efficiency Institute partnered with science teachers at Rio Tierra Junior High School in Sacramento to teach a two-day lesson on air quality and build 30 portable air cleaners with approximately 150 8th grade students. The portable air cleaners will be distributed to every classroom on campus. [Read the article]

Apply Now – Environmental Justice Fellowship Program

We are excited to announce a new Fellowship program to advance equitable climate policies and solutions in the areas of energy and transportation. This Fellowship is open to individuals employed by non-profit, environmental justice and community-based organizations. Applications close on October 25. [Learn more]

Register Now – Global Energy Managers Workshop

On October 19-20, UC Davis will host the third 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. This year’s event will be online via Zoom and free of charge. We have an exciting agenda and hope you can participate! [Register now]

New Website for Market Transformation Research Program

The Energy and Efficiency Institute launched a new website for its Market Transformation Research Program. This program aims to identify the barriers and opportunities for clean technology by considering the economic, technical, and policy landscape, as well as relevant behavioral factors that influence stakeholder adoption. [Learn more]

EGG Students Featured in Climate Justice Mini-Series

Estudio Plumbago released a new mini-series that explores different perspectives on climate justice. The August 30th episode features several UC Davis Energy Graduate Group students as they discuss natural gas. The series was made with support from UC Davis' Green Initiative Fund. [Watch the episode]

WCEC Completed HVAC Air-Trap Testing Report

The Western Cooling Efficiency Center conducted laboratory testing of the Des Champs Technologies HVAC Air-Trap technology to measure its air leakage performance and assess its suitability as a replacement for standard p-traps. Researchers found that the HVAC Air-Trap is an excellent alternative to a standard p-trap that will reduce air leakage in a dry condensate drain line to a negligible amount. [Read the report]

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Upcoming Events

Energy Fall Seminar Series (Online)
October 1, 8, 15. 22, 29
 
Wild Energy Seminar Series (Online)
October 6, 13, 20, 27
Global Energy Managers Workshop (Online)
October 19-20, 2021

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