UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
The California Plug Load Research Center was established in 2011 to improve energy efficiency in the use and design of plug-load devices. CalPlug focuses on energy efficiency solutions, efficiency evaluations of consumer electronics, standards development, education, public outreach, and user behavior studies. CalPlug will address challenges in plug load efficiency for both residential and commercial buildings by collaborating closely with utilities, manufacturers, advocacy groups, research institutions, and energy policy makers.
Since 2012, CalPlug has been fulfilling its mission of building a greener future by developing, evaluating, and promoting best practices and approaches and disseminate knowledge between energy stakeholders and the broader community.
Advancing electrical energy efficiency and environmental stewardship by performing high quality multi-disciplinary research, while fostering connections and education between stakeholders in manufacturing, utilities, state, and the community. In process of this primary objective, CalPlug seeks to educate the next generation of technical leaders through hands-on problem-solving education in collaboration with the University of California Irvine.