Visible to the public Building Information, Inhabitant, Interaction and Intelligent Integrated Modeling

Our buildings are broken. Each year we spend over $400B to power, heat and cool our buildings. Moreover, buildings are the largest source of environmental emissions in the US. As a result, even a modest improvement in energy efficiency of the nation's building stock would result in substantial economic and environmental benefits. In this project, we focus on driving energy efficiency in commercial buildings because this sector represents a substantial portion of the energy usage and costs within the overall building sector.


Visible to the public Sustaining California's Food Production Through Integated Water and Energy Management

Climate-change driven shifts in precipitation and water storage in the Sierra Nevada, a mountain range that provides over 50% of California's water supply, are stressing one of the nation's main food-producing regions. CA produces over a third of the nation's vegetables and two-thirds of the country's fruits and nuts. The region's water resources and energy infrastructure, developed to supply water and energy during a more-stable climate, is now facing alarming and unprecedented deficiencies in meeting the demands of agriculture, cities and the environment.


Visible to the public Minority Institution Research Collaborative and Mekong Basin Research Coordination Food, Energy, Water, and Ecosystems.pdf

This RCN UBE project will build a biosciences research and student training network related to: Food Security, Af