Global Energy Manager’s Workshop 2021 (Online)

On October 19-20, 2021, 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. We have an exciting agenda and hope you can participate.

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Evaluating Water Loss Performance Standards – An Economic Leak Loss Reduction Model

Tuesday, August 24 from 10am to 11:30am PST

The UC Davis Center for Water-Energy Efficiency (CWEE) developed an economic optimal leak loss model and performed a study using water utility data from four different states to evaluate the results of the CWEE model and others* (including the State Water Board’s current model). CWEE recently performed a similar assessment tailored for California by comparing economic models using California utility data only. Attend this public webinar to learn about the UC Davis Economic Optimum model and how it compares to the proposed California model.

The purpose of this webinar is to inform stakeholders in the water loss space about the findings of CWEE’s research. This topic is relevant to California utilities and policy makers and will provide data driven science for stakeholders to consider during the upcoming Water Loss Performance Standards rulemaking by the SWRCB. This webinar will be followed up by 1-2 shorter webinars open to the public to provide more in-depth question and answer sessions. Timing currently TBD.

* This work is currently in the peer-reviewed publication process. Learn more about the study and review a related publication here.

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Greening Cement: A Primer on Technologies and Policies to Support California’s Transition to Low-GHG Cement

Thursday, August 26 from 11am to 12pm PST

As California and the nation push towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, cement production has emerged as an area of critical importance. Reducing GHG emissions from cement production is complex due to the ways that cement is produced, and the need for cement to support critical civil infrastructure systems over lifespans measured in decades. At UC Davis, there is ongoing research examining technology and policy drivers to mitigate these GHG emissions while maintaining performance.

In this special webinar, UC Davis faculty will discuss recent developments in sustainable cement, including critical technologies, performance considerations, policy structures, and the importance of stakeholder coordination. A panel of experts in the field will provide feedback and context. There will be time for discussion and Q&As so please bring your experiences and questions to share.

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The Big Shift: Lessons Learned in Converting UC Davis Buildings from Steam to Hot Water

Thursday, June 17th from 11am to 12pm PST

The Big Shift is a transformative infrastructure project taking place on the UC Davis campus where building heating systems are being converted from steam heat that is generated by natural gas to hot water that is generated by electricity. The Big Shift will help the university achieve its goal of becoming carbon neutral by reducing reliance on fossil fuel.

In this special GEM webinar, UC Davis staff and partners will candidly discuss the project to date and lessons learned, including critical design considerations and the importance of stakeholder coordination. There will be plenty of time for discussion and Q&As so please bring your experiences and questions to share.
Webinar Sponsor: Siemens
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Energy Bites – May 28, 2021

Bite 1: Linear LED Retrofit Solutions Now Part of the ‘Million LED Challenge’ Program
Nicole Hathaway, California Lighting Technology Center
Bite 2: Integrated Building Control Systems Laboratory Evaluation
Tristan Bond, California Lighting Technology Center
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Energy Bites – May 21, 2021

Bite 1: Equity Mapping Utlity-Scale Renewable Portfolio Standard Energy Facilities
Ingrid Behrsin, Public Scholarship & Engagement
Johanna Heyer, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Bite 2: Automated Emissions Reduction: Bringing Emissions Aware Controls to Smart Devices
Henry Richardson, WattTimeTime: 12pm to 1pm
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Energy Bites – May 14, 2021

Bite 1: Developer and Resident Experience with Electrification of Affordable Housing
Ashley DePew, Energy Graduate Group/Energy and Efficiency Institute
Eli Alston-Stepnitz, Department of Sociology
Bite 2: Home Occupancy Detection and Electricity Response to Heat Waves
Jon Martindill, Energy Graduate Group/Center for Water-Energy Efficiency
Time: 12pm to 1pm
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Energy Bites – May 7, 2021

Bite 1: Low Cost, High Accuracy Building Ventilation Screening Tool
Caton Mande, Western Cooling Efficiency Center
Bite 2: Energy Barrier for Achieving the Goal of Sustainability in Indoor Farming
Shamim Ahamed, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
 12pm to 1pm
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Energy Bites – April 30, 2021

Bite 1: Integrating Electric Vehicles and the Electricity Grid
Alan Jenn, Plug-In Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center
Bite 2: Optimizing Commercial Building Operations under Real-time Conditions
Cori Jackson, California Technology Lighting Center
 12pm to 1pm
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