An EETD Seminar on Oct. 12, 2012, by Kathrin Goldammer, Head of the Transdisciplinary Panel on Energy Change, at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam, Germany
This talk gives an overview of German and EU energy policy, discusses future challenges and outlines the public debate on the "Energiewende." The national and local commitments to the "Energiewende" were made in 2011, in the aftermath of the melt-down of the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan.
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Oct. 4, 2012 EETD Seminar, presented by Philip Henderson, NRDC
This presentation reviews how customer account information is shared and used in the consumer credit industry. While the credit reporting system is not without flaws, lessons can be learned from the methods that enable fast, secure, modern credit-related transactions. To enable [energy-related] innovation, the process of sharing customer information (with customer permission) must be systematic and automated.
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Oct. 5, 2012 EETD Seminar Presentation, by Andy McMillan, of BACnet International
To a casual observer, BACnet might appear to be all about products and technology. However, as the core of an open systems ecosystem BACnet is actually much more than that. It is also about creating substantial opportunities for collaboration and new business models. This seminar explores the nature of those new opportunities from the perspective of users, current suppliers and potential entrepreneurs.
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An EETD Seminar on Sept. 13, 2012, by Sebastien Houde
The goal of this talk is to discuss two interrelated research projects that aim to assess the welfare effects of energy policies that rely on standards and information. The first project focuses on the Energy Star certification program. The second project complements the above analysis and investigates how firms respond to minimum and voluntary energy efficiency standards. Read more about this seminar at: eetd-seminars.lbl.gov
An EETD Seminar on Sept. 5, 2012, by Helmut Feustel, Prof., Building Services Engineering/HVAC,
HTW University of Applied Sciences, Berlin (F.R.G.)
This talk describes a strategy that allows the control of dehumidification based on thermal comfort rather than on chilled water temperature only.