An EETD Seminar on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 - Speaker: Karen Herter, Herter Energy Solutions
SMUD's 2011-2012 Residential Summer Solutions Study investigated the effects of real-time energy data and TOU-CPP rates in the presence of utility or customer controlled thermostat automation. Of the four rate and automation options offered, the TOU-CPP rate + customer-controlled automation provided the greatest savings, with 4% energy savings, daily weekday peak savings of more than 30%, and an average event peak load shed of nearly 60%. Effects of real-time information on these impacts were modest (1-7%), but in many cases statistically significant. On average, customers who signed up for the dynamic TOU-CPP rate saved an average of $145 per summer, while those who chose to remain on the standard tiered rate saved just $40 per summer.
An EETD Seminar on September 26, 2013 -- Speaker: Mathis Wackernagel, Global Footprint Network
Sustainable human development will occur when all humans can have fulfilling lives without degrading the planet. This is the ultimate goal — and challenge — for humanity. But unless we develop a science-based method to measure sustainable development outcomes, this vision can never be fully realized. A metric that can be applied at the macro level for humanity and nations, to the micro level for projects and communities, will enable all to direct investments toward actions that are truly impactful, and away from those that are not. In short, a metric that will encourage nations and communities to take their fate into their own hands...In this presentation, Mathis Wackernagel proposes such a metric – one that is a simple, science-based tracking system of key outcomes, combining the Human Development Index of UNDP and Global Footprint Network’s Ecological Footprint accounting.
Elizabeth Stuart and Peter Larsen discuss the findings of their new report about Energy Service Companies. Both are researchers in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
An EETD Seminar on September 18, 2013 - Speaker, Wang Shi , Founder & Chairman of China Vanke
Chinese urbanization is moving millions of new people into cities each year. For every two homes built on the earth, one is in China. Although still developing, China already consumes half of the world's cement and steel, and is the biggest producer of carbon emissions. How can China meet its massive housing construction demand without destroying the environment?
Wang Shi is the Founder and Chairman of China Vanke, the largest real estate enterprise in China and the largest residential real estate developer in the world. China Vanke was founded in 1988 and listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 1991 as the second listed company in China. In 2012, Vanke developed approximately 200 million square feet of housing and has an additional 400 million square feet in the development pipeline. Vanke builds more than half of China's green buildings.
An EETD Seminar on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 - Speaker: Brent Marsh, Eutricity
Eutricity will install the first pilot of our Eu-Max ADR LED at the NASA Ames Research Center. It will consist of replacing 84 fluorescent lamps with four foot long circuit board strips with LEDs mounted on the surface. Existing fluorescent lamps will be removed, and these strips will be attached with double-sided tape to the tops of the light fixtures. We will install our Power Router at the lighting electric panel and route the 380VDC output through the existing lighting circuits. The wires that were feeding AC to the fluorescent ballasts are disconnected and re-wired to our pig tail wire connector, and plugged into the LED strips....