FSTC guest educational offerings at PowerSave Green Campus Summit and the PG&E Pacific Energy Center (PEC)

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Hedrick Dining Hall at UCLAFSTC Research Engineer, Kong Sham, teaches students from the student-led statewide energy-efficiency program, PowerSave Green Campus, how to perform a comprehensive energy and water audit at their UCLA campus dining hall. For several years the FSTC has partnered with the Alliance to Save Energy and their PowerSave Green Campus program, to present hands-on and classroom based educational sessions for the students of the program, which currently represent over 100 students at 23 UCs and CSUs across the state. This particular session took place at the 9th Annual 2013 PowerSave Green Campus Energy Efficiency Summit.Kong and students

Learn more about the PowerSave program here.

The Annual Summits give new and experienced PowerSave Green Campus interns the opportunity to attend training sessions on project planning, learn about best practice projects and technologies that have been successful at a number of campuses, and network with professional who have made a career in the energy field.

Kong demonstrating energy & water efficiency fundamentals

Here, Kong is demonstrating some advanced LED technologies for MR-16 applications that would work well in the dining hall serving areas and foodservice retail locations on campus – looking great while reducing electric use of the fixtures significantly. These MR16 LEDs are meant to replace halogen lamps and will save about 75% of the energy consumed per watt.

Kong gives LED lighting demo to students

 

Ever wonder what ASTM Standard Test Method development looks like?

 Meat before test Meat testing in Cook & Hold Our fellow research technicians down at Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Foodservice Technology Center (FTC) just sent us these appetizing photos of their latest test method development efforts for the Cook & Hold equipment category (ASTM F26.06). A draft of this Standard Test Method (STM) has been submitted to the ASTM committee for ballot and we think that they will have no beef with the procedures!Meat after test