Campus Earns Praise for Energy Efforts

Southern California Edison welcomed UCSB into its Cool Planet Program in recognition of the campus’s numerous green initiatives. The CPP promotes improved energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in businesses statewide to reduce carbon emissions to 2000 levels by 2014, 1990 emission levels by 2020 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The university spent $22 million […]

Professor Recognized for Efficiency Research

The National Academy of Engineering awarded UCSB materials, electrical and computer engineering professor Steven DenBaars membership into the prestigious group last week for his improvements to energy efficiency in solid-state lighting. The organization recognized DenBaars for his development of gallium nitride-based lighting methods, which save a significant amount of energy. DenBaars, who also serves as […]

Patrons Work To Support Clean Energy

The Community Environmental Council will “carrot mob” Coffee Cat on Anacapa Street in downtown Santa Barbara from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday in an effort to promote local business and environmental practices. A carrot mob is an organized event in which people volunteer to pack a local business with customers and significantly boost […]

SBCC Cuts Back on Costs With Sustainable Practices

Santa Barbara City College reduced $90,000 from its annual energy expenses after installing a solar powered parking lot at its West Campus in 2001. The photovoltaic carport provides shade for three rows of parking and generates 200 kilowatts per hour — roughly 30 percent of West Campus’ electricity — to cut 559,000 pounds of carbon […]

Scientists Research Impact of Household Energy Use in Cities

Two UCSB geography professors have completed a study of household environmental effects on urban ecosystems, which was published in the April issue of the journal Ecological Applications. Professors Joe McFadden and Jennifer King, along with a team of graduate students, have gathered data on households in the twin cities — Minneapolis and St. Paul in […]

Startup Company Encourages Innovative Energy Conversion

A UCSB professor and alumnus received $38 million in funding for their technology start-up company Transphorm late last month.

UCSB Maintains High Green Energy, Environmental Architecture Standards

UCSB continues to excel as a leader in sustainability through the collaborative efforts of students, staff and faculty to keep ahead of advances in green technology.

Group Tests Energy Efficacy

UCSB students and local officials announced the initiation of the Energy Service Corps, a new campus organization geared towards energy efficiency, at the Santa Barbara YMCA on Wednesday.

UCSB Recognized for Environmental Sustainability Programs

UCSB recently received three awards from a statewide college energy efficiency competition honoring the success of the university’s sustainability projects.

Current Issues Charge Symposium on Power

Energy experts assembled this morning for the second annual Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency to discuss the latest developments in energy efficiency technologies, policies and implementation.