An EETD Seminar on Feb. 4, 2013
Speakers were: Jyotirmay Mathur, Milind V. Rane, Mona Doctor and Vishal Garg
This presentation will provide an overview of the current research in the area of building energy efficiency in India. Four leading academic and research institutes will present their work. These four institutes are working together with CEPT Ahmedabad and IIM Ahmedabad along with LBNL and other US based institutes on the DOE and Government of India jointly funded project called the "U.S.-India Joint Center for Building Energy Research and Development (CBERD)." Major areas of research carried out by these institutes are HVAC design innovation, Renewable integration in buildings, building energy simulation, automation and controls, cool roofs lighting, human thermal comfort etc. The presentation will highlight the role of these institutes in the CBERD project.
An EETD Seminar on Oct. 17, 2012 - Speaker: W. Ross Morrow, Iowa State University
Many aspects of energy policy in the US intend to influence both "demand-side" (consumer) and "supply-side" (producer) behavior. Analysis for such policies, however, rarely takes into account important complexities related to consumer behavior, firm behavior, competition, and uncertainty that can ultimately limit policy effectiveness. This talk will review the gap between policy analysis and what we know about market behavior.
An EETD Seminar on Oct. 9, 2012, by Dr. Hui Zhang, Researcher, Center for the Built Environment (CBE), University of California, Berkeley.
This presentation describes energy efficient approaches to provide comfort in offices by creating non-uniform and transient thermal environments. The presentation will describe 1) distributions and characteristics of thermoreceptors of human body, 2) comfort responses of people exposed to complex thermal environments, 3) concept of “alliesthesia”, 4) personal comfort systems developed by CBE, 5) their energy efficiency and demand response potential, and 6) the CBE advanced thermal comfort model.
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.
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.