Buildings in the US cause 48% of carbon emissions and consumed 71% of US electricity. To use less energy per capita several strategies are discussed including a smart grid that could give customers options by letting them choose energy control options not currently available. Igor Mezic, Jack Sahl and Jeffrey Reed explore smart design for buildings. Series: Summit on Energy Efficiency [11/2009] [Science] [Show ID: 17376]
When you walk into a dark room and flip that switch, you probably dont think much about how or why that light bulb glows the way it does. Or what might replace it in the years ahead. Well, if youre concerned about energy efficiency and wondered where the future may take us, then dont miss this new series from the Institute for Energy Efficiency at UC Santa Barbara, where leaders from industry, government and academia came together to address progress in energy efficient technologies, commercialization and policy.