As you know, this has been a very challenging year but we have continued to find innovative ways to advance our research efforts. We are excited to share with you some of our recent accomplishments, including our continued efforts to research and demonstrate key technologies and improve market conditions for increased adoption of energy efficient solutions. This review illustrates the diversity and uniqueness of our research—from cooling cows, to designing next generation heat exchangers, to improving ventilation and filtration in California schools.
Through our work we strive to maximize our impact and value. We continue to strategically assess our activities, partnerships, and priorities. This past year, we launched two multi-million dollar projects to advance next-generation heat pumps (funded by the California Energy Commission). We also welcomed a new Faculty Director, Kelly Kissock, at our parent organization–the Energy and Efficiency Institute–and three new affiliates–Panasonic, TRC Engineers, and the International Certification Board and Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing Bureau (ICB/TABB).
Our successes and innovations are due in large part to the cooperative interests and combined efforts of our network of partners, collaborators, and research sponsors. We look forward to continuing to work with you to achieve a more sustainable energy future.