• Since 2015, fellows have collaborated with more than 60 Berkeley Lab scientists, and the organizations they’ve founded have raised more than $150 million in follow-on funding, hired more than 135 employees, and introduced new products across industries

  • Our pioneering indoor air quality and smart ventilation research identified thirdhand smoke as a health hazard and is making indoor spaces safer and more healthy for building occupants.

  • Working closely with other National Labs, the government and industry, our cutting edge battery and energy storage research helps to build better, more energy-efficient batteries.

  • Our scientists are developing methods of applying fault detection and diagnostics to buildings to rapidly diagnose problems that need to be fixed, improving energy efficiency and comfort for occupants.

  • We research how buildings use energy, their energy consumption patterns, energy efficiency standards and indoor air quality in our Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division. 

  • We're improving grid storage capability for energy from renewable sources, researching smart-grid real-time monitoring and response and improving electricity distribution reliability in our Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division. 

  • The Facility for Low Energy eXperiments allows users to develop and test energy-efficient building and grid technologies

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Infant-Warming Device Proven Effective and Safe in Reducing Neonatal Mortality Apr 30, 2021
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Mary Ann Piette, senior scientist and division director of Building Technology & Urban Systems at Berkeley Lab, joined Steve Clemons, editor-at-large for The Hill and Donnel Baird, founder of BlocPower, in an engaging discussion about building energy use and how it can be improved.
Mary Ann Piette Featured in “The Hill” Discussion on Buildings and Sustainability Apr 26, 2021
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