A lecture by Dr. Arthur Hitomi (Chief Technology Officer
and co-founder of Numecent) on “Cloudpaging for IoT Environments” on January 30, 2015 at 11:00am.
Plug loads are no longer isolated “miscellaneous” devices. This networked revolution started quietly in our living rooms and offices with smart consumer electronics. Among plug load devices, home entertainment electronics have offered the greatest prospects for cost effective energy savings since the beginning of the high definition entertainment era.
Imagine a world where all STBs go to sleep at less than five watts and wake up in five seconds. CalPlug has made substantial progress on this “5W5s” roadmap with our industry project champions.
One of the more popular demonstrations in the CalPlug Center housed at Calit2 is the “Wall of Power.” The living room simulation, equipped with everyday entertainment and household devices that plug into outlets, allows “consumers” to control energy usage by powering devices on and off, while seeing their energy consumption in real-time.
Policy makers, manufacturers, utility representatives and academic researchers joined forces last week at Calit2 to learn from each other in an attempt to advance energy efficiency measures in the rapidly growing plug load sector of electricity use.
When Calit2 researchers launched a large-scale online survey at UC Irvine last spring to learn more about how people manage their computers’ energy usage, more than 2,000 people participated. The respondents included students, staff, faculty and retirees.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman announced that a UCI-led team of four Orange County colleges and universities was one of 20 chosen to design and build a solar-powered house for the national 2015 Solar Decathlon.
California Energy Commissioner Chair Robert Weisenmiller made a stop at the CalPlug research and demonstration center to see first-hand the numerous energy-efficiency projects underway.
The average American over the age of 2 spends more than 34 hours a week watching live television, says a 2012 Nielsen report – plus another three to six hours watching taped programs. In the meantime, other ways to watch TV programs are gaining popularity, such as video streaming on a computer or a mobile device. What kind of new set-top boxes and new features are being deployed to meet the demand? How does this trend of pervasive “TV watching” impact the energy consumed in delivering the content?
Embertec is the latest member to join CalPlug. Embertec provides energy efficient solutions for consumer electronics and similar appliances.