Projects

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Are residential energy efficiency programs effective?

More than 1 billion dollars have spent on Energy Efficiency (EE) Programs in California each year; however, we have limited solid evidence of their effectiveness. This project examines the effectiveness of Energy Efficiency (EE) programs in Southern California. We address three main research questions: (1) Are EE programs (residential based appliances and equipment upgrade) effective...

Developing an Attainment Model for LEED Re-certification at Pauley Pavilion.

It is estimated that people spend nearly 90% of their time in buildings, so indoor environmental quality profoundly impacts human health. Maximizing the safety, livability, and sustainability of a space is essential in maintaining an exceptional public venue, which is our team’s goal for Pauley Pavilion, UCLA’s on-campus arena. Using the LEED (Leadership in Energy...

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Energy Conservation Behavior

UCLA ENGAGE investigates how real-time energy consumption feedback can be used as an effective tool for energy conservation. It applies insights from behavioral science to design optimal interventions for changing energy use behavior. It is among the largest behavioral experiments in energy conservation in the United States.

Evaluation of Community Scale Solar Water Heating in Los Angeles County

In California, approximately half of all residential gas consumption is used to heat water, and nearly 90% of all residences have gas water heaters. While water heating represents a relatively small portion of total residential energy use (approximately 3%), annual CO2 emissions from gas water heaters are comparable to those produced by a city of...

LA Energy Atlas

The LA Energy Atlas is the first of its kind interactive web atlas that provides access to the largest and most disaggregated building energy data available in the nation.