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Deep Energy Infrastructure at UC-Irvine

4/6/2009 // By NWF

Unchallenged assumptions took a beating in a session from Wendell Brase of UC-Irvine at today’s Smart and Sustainable Campuses conference. Focusing on labs and IT facilities, which often have 24/7 loads and are the fastest growing consumer of energy, Brase …

Imitating the Environment Could Save It at UCSD

10/28/2008 // By NWF

  Imitation is widely accorded the sincerest form of flattery, and it’s Mother Nature’s turn for a few compliments. Humans have used biomimicry–the art and science of imitating nature’s designs to solve human problems–for millennia, from Inuit hunters imitating the stalking …

UC-Irvine’s “Shut the Sash” Campaign Counts Inches to Save Energy

8/26/2008 // By NWF

At the University of California-Irvine, an inch or two matters to the Green Campus Program. In fact, the program’s interns and volunteers spend a lot of time canvassing the campus measuring those inches, only to find that they add up …

System-Wide University Standards

4/28/2006 // By NWF

University standards for energy efficiency and clean energy are good, but system-wide standards are even better. The University of California system, where the Regents of the University system have adopted a set of Presidential sustainability policies, has set a remarkable …

Quick Cut: Why take the elevator when you can take the stairs?

4/20/2006 // By NWF

One quick and easy way to conserve energy is to take the stairs and leave the elevator for another day. The average office elevator consumes 350 watts of electricity to travel from one floor to the next. By taking the …