• Since 2015, our Cyclotron Road program has awarded more than $15 million to entrepreneurial fellows who are advancing technology projects with the potential for global impact.

  • 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 in Buildings allows users to test energy-efficient building systems, before buildings are built.


16 Elements: Berkeley Lab’s Contributions to the Periodic Table
Ernest Orlando Lawrence and the five-inch cyclotron at the site of the Rad Lab in the Berkeley hills. (Credit: Berkeley Lab) A century ago, the...
Jan 28, 2019
Introducing the Urban Systems Group at Berkeley Lab
A new research team bringing together a multidisciplinary group of experts to explore ways to make our cities more efficient has been created at...
Jan 10, 2019
The Hidden Cost of Computer Gaming
Computer gaming accounts for about 5 percent of all residential energy use in California -- equal to the same amount as 10 million new refrigerators...
Jan 10, 2019

Seminars & Events

Feb 21, 2019 - 12:00pm
This talk will describe several R&D activities at LBNL related to demand response and grid integrated efficient buildings. I will cover...
Feb 26, 2019 - 12:00pm
Perhaps you have already heard of IoT – Internet of Things. IoT is pretty much meaningless without a purpose: how does it help anyone? We...
Feb 27, 2019 - 2:00pm
This talk presents contributions in decentralized optimization and control for power conversion circuits and systems that lay the...