Institute for Energy Efficiency

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Energy Leadership Lecture:
How Microsoft Quietly Built the City of the Future

Darrell Smith, Director of Worldwide Energy & Sustainability for Microsoft's Real Estate & Facilities Group, tells how one of the largest corporate campuses in the world became a "smart campus" achieving energy savings. ~ Order Catalog No.: 4887


Energy & the Industrial Revolution: Past, Present & Future

Arun Majumdar, Google's VP for Energy, discusses research opportunities and challenges in stationary power and transportation systems that could transition our energy economy to a sustainable one. ~ Order Catalog No.: 4845


Personal Perspectives on Advancing Energy & Sustainability

Mildred Dresselhaus, a leader in promoting opportunities for women in science and engineering, did experiments in magneto-optics that led to a fundamental understanding of the electronic structure of semi-metals, like graphite. ~ Order Catalog No.: 4830


The Promise of Silicon Photonics

John Bowers, the 58th recipient of the prestigious Annual Faculty Research Lecture award at UC Santa Barbara, engages the subject of silicon photonics, for photonics has transformed our work and our lives by enabling the Internet through low-cost, high-capacity fiber optic transmission. ~ Order Catalog No.: 4819


UC Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency:
Materials for a Sustainable Energy Future

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Conference, May 1 & 2, 2013: Summit keynotes and panelists focused on the materials challenges, opportunities and latest developments related to technologies that are impacting energy efficiency and driving us toward a sustainable energy future. ~ Order Catalog No.: 4810-A ,-B, -C, -D, -E, -F, -G, -H, -I Order nine together or separately.


Can Global Warming Be Held to 2 Degrees Celsius above Pre-Industrial?

David Lea, Professor of Earth Science, asks how feasible is it to limit global warming to 1.5 or 2 deg C and to what extent is it possible to establish a particular warming level as dangerous? ~ Order Catalog No.: 4786


Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era

Amory Lovins, a consultant physicist, is among the world's leading innovators in energy and its resources, security, development, and environment. He has advised the energy industry for four decades as well as the U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense. ~ Order Catalog No.: 4750


Engineering Insights 2011

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John Bowers, Umesh Mishra, Giovannie Vigna, Frank Doyle, and Glenn Fredrickson present topics in photonics, gallium nitride-based electronics, computer science, bio-engineering, materials miracles, and much more in this exciting series. Five programs in all. ~ Order Catalog No.: 4721A-E


Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency 2011

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Bill Brinkman is the opening keynote and shares his experience on Clean Energy Research. Many exciting programs follow, from The Sunshot Initiative to the Commercialization of Energy Efficient Technologies. Nine programs in all. ~ Order Catalog No.: 4717A-I


A Thirst for Power: The Global Nexus of Energy & Water

Michael Webber shares his perspective on the global nexus of energy and water and discusses the water impacts of various alternative fuels that might potentially grow in use. ~ Order Catalog No.: 4718


Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency 2010

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Ten Conference Programs focus on the most promising energy efficiency technologies and their implementation, along with the role of government in fostering innovation and commercialization. ~ Order Catalog No.: 4669A-J


LED Lighting Half-Time Report

Executive Roundtable discussion explored public policy measures for accelerating the adoption of LED lighting. ~ Order Catalog No.: 4657


Sustainable Energy:
Without the Hot Air

David MacKay is internationally known for his research in machine learning, information theory, and communication systems. ~ Order Catalog No.: 4650


Reinventing Fire:
Profitable Solutions to Climate, Oil, & Proliferation

Amory Lovins is widely considered among the world's leading authorities on energy—especially its efficient use and sustainable supply. ~ Order Catalog No.: 4648


Sustainability Solutions: Fixing the Unbalanced Agenda

Steven Koonin examines many of the complex problems that apply to sustainability issues, such as the growing global energy demand, plus water, food, fuels, emissions, costs and policies. ~ Order Catalog No.: 4639


Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency:
IEE Conference 2009

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Day One & Day Two

The Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency focused on three themes: (1) Latest Technology Developments: Lighting, Buildings & Design, Production & Storage, Computing, and Electronics & Photonics; (2) Road to Commercialization; and (3) Current Policy Landscape.

The technology sessions reflected the technology-focused solution groups of the Institute for Energy Efficiency (IEE). Research initiatives at the Institute for Energy Efficiency are taking place across the efficiency spectrum. The Institute has organized these efforts into six Solutions Groups, each of which has selected a Grand Challenge. The Grand Challenges are unifying goals, and are representative of each group’s area of focus. Each Challenge, when met, will provide solutions with immediate and lasting impact on the energy equation.

Order Catalog No.: 4592-A, -B, -C, -D, -E, -F, -G (Day One)

Order Catalog No.: 4593-A, -B, -C, -D, -E, -F (Day Two)


Energy Forum UCSB Launch Event

Susannah Scott presented an insightful look at a broad range of energy issues, and she challenged students to get involved, examine the issues and be the future of energy solutions. ~ Order Catalog No.: 4501