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Cisco and UBC’s “Living lab” partnership to develop smart energy technologies

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Cisco announced today it has partnered with the University of British Columbia on a number of initiatives focused on smart energy technologies and converged network solutions. The company says it plans to invest up to $1 million over five years in collaborative projects such as the university’s Campus as a Living Lab Initiative. Cisco and UBC aim to create smarter, more energy-efficient buildings while identifying best practices and solutions to reduce UBC’s net greenhouse gas emissions and associated carbon costs. The project partnership will also explore ways to develop a campus-wide “Smart Energy System” that integrates energy generation, demand and supply to buildings at UBC’s Vancouver...