Community Education Blog Posts

Word of the Month: Clo

January 14, 2019
Clo is a unit of measurement used to describe the amount of thermal insulation provided by a clothing garment or outfit.

What Happens With Your Feedback?

September 26, 2018
This infographic walks you through what happens when you send in your TherMOOstat feedback.

What is Energy Efficiency?

August 20, 2018
It's easiest to explain energy efficiency by comparing it to energy conservation. We've made an infographic to compare and contrast the two, and to show you how we're tackling both at UC Davis.

Web App

July 11, 2018
We have built our Campus Energy Education Dashboard and comfort feedback tools as web apps for you to learn about and contribute to energy saving efforts on campus. Read more to learn about why we chose web apps as our platform.

HVAC

May 08, 2018
What does HVAC stand for?

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, which describe the functions of an HVAC system. HVAC systems can be found in just about every building in the world, from your house or apartment to the classrooms and labs on campus. In this blog post we will dive into how these systems work in general, and what they do on campus. 

 

The 411 on the UC Davis District Energy System

February 22, 2018
UC Davis has a district energy system, want to know what that means and how we're taking strides towards a more energy efficient future? Read on to find out how the Central Heating and Cooling Plant is taking steps toward meeting the Carbon Neutrality Initiative.

VAV Box

February 15, 2018
This month Joules is shedding light on how we heat and cool individual spaces.

Shields Library Comfort Trends

February 15, 2018
Long nights, early mornings, sweatpants, and caffeine. No matter what day, time, quarter, or season, Shields Library is there.  That one building we hate to love.

Vampire Load

October 04, 2017
Like the stealthy monster, vampire devices slowly drain energy from plugged-in devices in your home without you noticing.

Degree Days

September 25, 2017
This month, Joules is showcasing what energy-saving professionals use to understand how the outside air temperature affect building energy consumption.

Solar Farm

August 21, 2017
This month Joules shows how the solar eclipse showcases our important solar energy is at UC Davis.