Summer School on Energy Efficiency at the University of Colorado-Boulder

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2013 Summer School on Energy Efficiency


at the University of Colorado-Boulder




Energy efficiency is an essential component of a sustainable future. In Summer 2013, RASEI will offer an intensive, two-week, graduate-level, for-credit course on energy efficiency. This course will be held May 28 - June 7, 2013, at the University of Colorado-Boulder campus in Boulder, Colorado, USA. The course will provide selected advanced undergraduate and graduate students with the skills and knowledge to:


  • Understand the promise and challenges of energy efficiency
  • Implement efficiency's enormous potential to advance sustainability
  • Explore new technologies and approaches to energy efficiency
  • Focus their research on the many unknowns of energy efficiency


This course will use a mix of lectures, discussions, field visits, and case studies to provide students with a solid, in-depth grounding in the growing and vibrant field of energy efficiency.




Leading faculty from CU-Boulder and other colleges and Universities, as well as prominent researchers and practitioners, will teach and mentor students. Topics covered will include:


  • Energy efficiency concepts, such as energy end-use services, supply curves of conserved energy, and efficiency versus conservation.
  • Technologies for energy efficiency, with a focus on buildings.
  • Energy efficiency policies, including energy efficiency performance standards (EEPSs), building codes, least cost planning, and others.
  • Energy efficiency programs, including program design and evaluation.
  • Behavioral and sociological perspectives on energy and energy efficiency.




The Summer School is a for-credit, graduate-level course. It will take place May 28 - June 7, 2013, at the University of Colorado-Boulder campus. The Summer School is open to students from all disciplines. The only prerequisite for application is upper-level undergraduate (Junior or Senior) status or graduate student status at an accredited University.


The Summer School uses a rolling application process. There is no deadline for applying; however, once the course fills we can no longer accept applications. We therefore recommend applying as early as possible in order to secure a spot.


Meals and housing on campus are available at an additional cost. Click here for details on meals and housing options.


Limited financial aid is available. The process for applying for financial aid is described on the Summer School application form.


Non-U.S. residents need to have a visa in order to attend the Summer School. Click here for details.




  • Click here for a one-page flyer
 describing the Summer School.
  • Click here for an application form.
  • Click here for a draft course syllabus. Note that this syllabus is undergoing continual refinement and revision, and is not final.
  • Click here for a downloadable draft course schedule.


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