• 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'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.

  • 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. 

News

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
Poster Competition for Students, Postdocs
Students and early career researchers in the areas of building science, energy-efficiency and the electricity grid are invited to enter a prestigious...
Jan 5, 2019

Seminars & Events

Jan 17, 2019 - 12:00pm
The electricity grid is rapidly changing with renewable energy. As the grids' flexibility of this energy mix changes, energy policies are...