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An energy and water efficiency playground on California’s Capitol lawn!

Earlier this week, ACC joined groups from the energy and water efficiency sectors to demonstrate to California regulators and lawmakers how chemistry enables new and existing technologies that can help California meet its ambitious renewable energy and efficiency goals.

The pop-up expo took place on the lawn of the Capitol in Sacramento and also included information on water efficiency products. Attendees also learned more about the University of California at Davis’ California Lighting Technology Center’s efforts to reduce the amount of energy used to light California’s buildings and outdoor spaces. Comcast displayed products related to EcoSaver, a new cloud-based solution that learns heating and cooling patterns of a home for additional energy savings.

In his annual State of the State address in January, Governor Jerry Brown challenged the state to meet new and aggressive efficiency goals and renewed California’s focus on energy efficiency.

Chemistry has enabled the building and construction industry to develop products to help meet this challenge with a portfolio of materials that reduce energy and water consumption. For example, spray polyurethane foam insulation, which was showcased at the event, can reduce energy needs and costs for both residential and commercial buildings.

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Comcast displayed products related to EcoSaver, a new cloud-based solution that learns heating and cooling patterns of a home for additional energy savings.

Displays showcased the energy efficiency of SPF insulation, which can result in $9,000 savings per year on single-family household heating and cooling costs.

Attendees learned about the University of California at Davis’ California Lighting Technology Center’s efforts to reduce the amount of energy used to light California’s buildings and outdoor spaces.

*Savings vary. Find out why in the seller’s fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power.

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