The U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center Building Energy Efficiency (CERC-BEE) Program Leads Workshop on Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) Development at the 5th International Low Carbon City Forum in Shenzhen, China

September 11, 2017

The U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center Building Energy Efficiency (CERC-BEE) program led a workshop entitled, "Net Zero Energy Building Innovation Technology Application Workshop," at the 5th International Low Carbon City Forum in Shenzhen, China on September 8th 2017. Key participants included the Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) Deputy Director General, Ni Jiangbo; MOHURD International Office Deputy Head, Hou Wenjun; MOHURD International Office Deputy Director, Laing Junwiang; and the U.S. CERC-BEE Director, Dr. Nan Zhou, Head of the International Energy Analysis Department at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBNL).

The workshop focused on NZEB technology research and demonstration (R&D) development happening under the CERC-BEE program, with an emphasis on advancements in direct current (DC) building power supply and distribution in buildings and NZEB technology innovation for demonstration. Among the presenters was LBNL researcher, Wei Feng, who delivered a presentation on "NZEB and DC Power Distribution." He introduced U.S. NZEB development progress and recent research findings on DC power distribution in buildings.

CERC-BEE is a ten-year initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the China Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), implemented by LBNL and China MOHURD to support leading scientists from the U.S. and China in collaborative research, development, and deployment (RD&D) of advanced building technologies.  For more information, please visit the program website.