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Who We Are
CIEE is a dedicated group of experts who define, conduct, and manage public-interest energy research. Based in the University of California, CIEE puts its experts and other leading researchers to work on energy challenges, yielding new ideas and technologies to meet California’s pace-setting energy goals.
Browse our Library to see the breadth and depth of CIEE's research projects, like these featured here.
A Review of Energy Reduction Competitions: What Have We Learned
This innovative report reviews a representative selection of completed and ongoing energy reduction competitions and uses the lessons learned to provide best practice guidance on the design, implementation, and evaluation of future programs.
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Open Software-Architecture for Building Monitoring and Control
Presented at the Sustainable Places 2015 Conference in Savona, Italy, this paper discusses eXtensible Building Operating System (XBOS), a promising avenue in technology development with the potential to cause a rapid increase in the pace of adoption of improved control of energy-using devices and systems.
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Merwin Brown Reappointed to DOE's Electricity Advisory Committee
Merwin Brown, co-director of CIEE's Electric Grid Research, has been reappointed by the U.S. Secretary of Energy as a member of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Electricity Advisory Committee for a 3rd two-year term." Read more »
UC's Scalable Climate Solutions
UC's Climate Solutions Group, composed of 50 top experts from all 10 UC campuses and the associated national laboratories, announced 10 scalable solutions for moving the world towards carbon neutrality, a practical framework that outlines both immediate and longer-term actions for staving off catastrophic climate change, and stressed the moral implications of climate change in their report, "Bending the Curve: Ten scalable solutions for carbon neutrality and climate stability". Learn more »
10th Annual, 2016 BECC Conference,
The premier event focused on understanding individual and organizational behavior and decision-making related to energy, climate change, and sustainability, comes to Baltimore, MD.
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