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The Western Cooling Efficiency Center was established along side the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center in 2007 through a grant from the California Clean Energy Fund and in partnership with the California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Program.

The Center partners with industry stakeholders to stimulate the development of impactful cooling technologies that can enable reduced electrical demand, energy and water consumption in buildings.
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11/09/2017» Assessing the True Financial Value of Thermal Energy Storage for Utility Grid Operators

12/22/2016» UC Davis Recognizes latest research from WCEC: Laboratory Results of an Energy Efficient Dehumidifier for Indoor Farms

10/11/2016» Ventilation in Schools

08/30/2016» WCEC Summer Newsletter

07/13/2016» Undergraduate Research Fellowship for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

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