This project developed a new low-cost air-flow sensor, or anemometer, to identify the actual flow of air in rooms and in ducts. These anemometers can assist in early detection of operational issues and can help optimize the performance to improve comfort and reduce energy. If successfully commercialized and installed, these anemometers have the potential to reduce the energy use of almost all commercial HVAC systems in California.
Program: Climate Change
CIEE managed two expansive studies of California’s vulnerability to climate change involving dozens of principal investigators at multiple UC campuses and other institutions. The goal was to give planners, public-health officials, land-use managers, and others the research-backed basis they need to develop strategies to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
The Binational Lab on Smart Energy Management and Technology is a research partnership between Mexico’s largest and most prestigious private education institute, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Tec de Monterrey), and California’s UC Berkeley.