Projects

An EPIC Challenge: Accelerating the Deployment of Advanced Energy Communities

In 2016, the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded an Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) grant to UCLA to accelerate the deployment of Advanced Energy Communities (AECs). In partnership with the County of Los Angeles, the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN), The Energy Coalition, Day One and LACI, the UCLA team has developed an innovative...

Desert tortoise conservation

At the La Kretz Center, scientists are working toward a win-win between green energy and endangered species conservation in the Mojave Desert.

Energy Innovation Conference

Ariana Vita, class of 2016 Project summary: Ariana proactively worked with a team of students from the Anderson School of Management to co-organize the Energy Innovation Conference hosted at UCLA in the spring of 2016. Ariana took the lead in organizing a panel on Building Energy Efficiency: Policies Driving Change in Los Angeles. This panel...

Campus Energy

The Energy Team conducted an energy audit of the Physics and Astronomy Building on campus, using light and occupancy data loggers to examine if unoccupied rooms had lights consistently turned on. The team distributed surveys and trial devices to gauge student interest in purchasing solar-powered phone chargers. Using the data collected, the team submit a proposal...

John Wooden Energy Audit

The team’s goals were to improve energy efficiency in John Wooden Center by gathering data from electrical audits with an emphasis on large-scale lighting and air handlers.¬† In addition, the team aimed to measure usage of television monitors, treadmills, and computers in an attempt to remove unused equipment that hinders electrical savings for the facility.¬†...