The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at UC Davis is a not-for-profit research, development and demonstration facility dedicated to accelerating the development and commercialization of next-generation, energy-efficient lighting and daylighting technologies. The Center includes full-scale laboratories for research and development, as well as prototype and product testing. Long-term funding for the work done at CLTC is provided by private and public agencies, including CLTC affiliates.
The Center for the Built Environment (CBE) at UC Berkeley works to improve the environmental quality and energy efficiency of buildings by providing timely, unbiased information on building technologies, design and operation strategies. CBE believes that research about energy and the indoor environment must go hand-in-hand to create transformational change in the building industry. The Center studies promising new energy innovations and technologies, along with how people use and interact with buildings. CBE provides tools and guidance for building owners and professionals, and supports the development of improved standards to speed the adoption of effective technologies. Primary research areas include (1) indoor environmental quality, (2) advanced building HVAC systems, (3) building façade systems, and (4) human interactions.
The Energy and Efficiency Institute (EEI) at UC Davis is a leading university program advancing energy and energy efficiency solutions. Established in 2006 with a challenge grant from the California Clean Energy Fund, the Institute addresses critical energy challenges and improves energy use through research, education, and engagement. The EEI is home to innovative research centers and programs in buildings, transportation, water, and agriculture & food production; has more than 50 affiliated faculty; and hosts an interdisciplinary graduate program in energy systems.
For more than 20 years, Energy Solutions has created reliable, market-driven strategies to protect the planet. Energy Solutions is focused on creating large-scale environmental impacts by providing cost effective carbon, energy, and water management solutions. Projects range from energy efficiency, demand management, codes and standards, distributed energy resources, and clean transportation.
The Green Technology Laboratory at UC Davis studies the behavior of lithium-ion batteries with varying chemistries under a wide range of operating conditions. Using experimental data, the team creates battery models, test procedures, controls, and more. The team also integrates lithium-ion batteries with other electrical components to create grid-connected energy storage systems. Thus, the Green Technology Laboratory utilizes concepts from several fields of study, such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and thermodynamics, to enable the transition to more sustainable energy systems.
From the infinite scale of the universe to the infinitesimal scale of subatomic particles, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are advancing the scope of human knowledge and seeking science solutions to some of the greatest problems facing humankind. Scientific excellence and an unparalleled record of achievement have been the hallmarks of Berkeley Lab since it was founded in 1931.
The Russell Ranch Conservation Agriculture Research Facility (Russell Ranch) at UC Davis works to ensure access to healthy food and to promote the vitality of agriculture today and for future generations, by focusing on integrative research, education, communication, and early action on big, emerging farm issues. Work on the Product Evaluation Hub is a collaborative effort with UC Davis Soil Microbial Lab and the Conservation Irrigation Lab.
The Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC) is an authoritative and objective research center at the UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute that accelerates the development and commercialization of efficient heating, cooling, and energy distribution solutions. Working closely with manufacturers, policymakers, and utilities, WCEC tests new and existing HVAC technologies in our laboratory. The Center also deploys real world demonstrations that provide objective technology evaluations of field performance. WCEC engineers recommend and implement performance improvements for the technologies tested.