Our Websites

Our Websites

The Energy Technologies Area (ETA) actively maintains and supports more than 60 websites, each offering a deep dive into the vibrant research we are conducting: eta.lbl.gov/our-websites

In addition, we have a large and easily accessible database of more than 10,000 publications, going back to the 1970s, at eta-publications.lbl.gov.

Building Technology & Urban Systems Division

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Building Technology & Urban Systems Division

The Building Technology & Urban Systems Division advances energy efficiency in the built environment—one of the world's most critical energy and environmental challenges.

 

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Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES)

The Building Energy Data Exchange Specification is a dictionary of terms and definitions commonly used in tools and activities that help stakeholders make energy investment decisions, track building performance, and implement energy efficient policies and programs.

 

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Building Energy Information Systems and Performance Monitoring Tools

This website documents prior, recent, and current LBNL work in Energy Management and Information Systems (EMIS). EMIS are the broad and rapidly evolving family of tools that monitor, analyze, and control building energy use and system performance. These technologies include benchmarking and utility bill tracking software, energy information systems (EIS), building automation systems, fault detection and diagnostic tools, and automated system optimization software.

 

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Building Façade Solutions

Developing energy-efficient window systems and studying advanced daylighting designs that allow the use of natural light in place of electric lighting. Our collaborative research is committed to serving industry needs and helping stakeholders understand how innovative solutions fit within the broad, complex context of building applications.

 

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Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers (CoE)

The Department of Energy-led Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers demonstrates national leadership in decreasing the energy use of data centers. Through the supply of technical support, tools, best practices, analyses, and the introduction of technologies, CoE assists federal agencies and other organizations implement data center energy efficiency projects.

 

Demand Response Research CenterGraphic showing circuitry and buildings

The Demand Response Research Center plans and conducts multi-disciplinary research to advance demand response within Smart Grid infrastructures in California, the nation, and abroad.

 

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FLEXLAB®

The Department of Energy's FLEXLAB® at Berkeley Lab is the most flexible, comprehensive and advanced building efficiency simulator in the world, and is unleashing the full potential of improved energy efficiency in buildings.

 

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Heat Island

The Heat Island Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory works to cool buildings, cities, and the planet by making roofs, pavements, and cars cooler in the sun.

 

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High-Tech Industries

The High-Performance Buildings for High-Tech Industries site provides resources to increase the energy efficiency of data centers, laboratories, hospitals, and cleanrooms.

 

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IMPEL — Incubating Market-Propelled Entrepreneurial-mindset at the Labs

The IMPEL vision is to integrate market-oriented skillsets with the advanced scientific thinking at the national labs in order to focus early-stage building technologies R&D on industry gaps, and catalyze it towards private sector engagement and impact.

 

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Industrial Applications

Our team collaborates with governments, utilities, and industry to encourage more efficient use of energy and other resources in the industrial sector. We develop energy and demand management practices, standards, policies, analysis, and technologies for both the U.S. and world markets.

 

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Residential Building Systems

The Residential Building Systems group (RBS) works on problems associated with whole-building integration involving modeling, measurement, design, and operation. Most of its tasks focus on the movement of air and associated penalties involving distribution of pollutants, energy and fresh air.

 

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Simulation Research

The Simulation Research Group specializes in the research, development and deployment of software that support the design and operation of buildings, as well as the research of next-generation building energy and control systems.

 

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Smart Energy Analytics Campaign

The Smart Energy Analytics Campaign is a program led by the U.S. Department of Energy that encourages the use of a wide variety of commercially available Energy Management and Information Systems (EMIS) technologies and ongoing monitoring practices to help uncover those energy-saving opportunities and improve building performance for the long run.

 

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Standby Power

Standby power is electricity used by appliances and equipment while they are switched off. This website presents information on standby power and technologies to reduce it.

 

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Windows & Daylighting

Supporting the mission of the Department of Energy to increase the energy efficiency of windows and buildings. We accomplish this using advanced technology development, algorithms and software tools, supported by an extensive array of testing facilities and experienced scientists.

 

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Windows & Envelope Materials

The Windows and Envelope Materials Group conducts research, development and demonstration projects to reduce the energy-related impacts of building envelopes. The scope includes R&D on new technologies and systems, extensive lab and field performance testing and development of new simulation tools to predict properties and energy impacts.

 

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The U.S.-India Joint Center for Building Energy Research & Development (CBERD)

Promoting innovation in energy efficiency through collaborative research, contributing to significant reduction in energy use in both nations.

 

Cyclotron Road

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Cyclotron Road is the world's first entrepreneurial research fellowship program. The fellowship supports innovators as they turn a promising concept into a transformative product.

Energy Analysis & Environmental Impact Division

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The Energy Analysis & Environmental Impact Division conducts research on energy consumption and related impacts to inform policy, standards, and decision-making for the benefit of society and the environment.

 

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Building Energy Efficiency Consortium U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center

The U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center will help accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy technologies here at home.

 

China Energy GroupThe CityBES energy savings tool benchmarks cities against 35 key performance indicators

China Energy Group researches impactful, science-based energy-efficiency solutions that benefit the United States, China and the world.

 

Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Energy Storage Research LabSolutions

We work with industry to develop and implement technology solutions that support competitive markets while protecting the public interest in reliable electricity service.

 

 

Cookstoves

Cookstoves developed at Berkeley Lab save lives around the world. In 2005 the U.S. government asked Ashok Gadgil, a leader at the Lab, for a solution to a grave problem. In Sudan’s war-torn region of Darfur, women had to walk for hours to find firewood, risking attack every step of the way. The Berkeley-Darfur Stove requires less than half the fuel of traditional cooking methods.

 

Efficient and Healthy SchoolsElementary school classroom

The Efficient and Healthy Schools campaign aims to engage K-12 schools to improve energy performance and indoor air quality, with a focus on practical solutions involving HVAC and other technologies to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.

 

Energy Efficiency Standards GroupWoman shopping for dishwasher in a row of appliances

We analyze and report on the impacts and savings potential of energy efficiency standards on a range of products including residential appliances, commercial and industrial equipment, and lighting products.

 

Electricity Markets & Policy GroupSilhouettes of electricity plant workers

Informing public and private decision-making through technical, economic, and policy analysis of energy-related topics.

 

Indoor Air Quality Scientific Findings Resource BankA can of paint

The term "indoor air quality (IAQ)", interpreted broadly, refers to the environmental characteristics inside buildings that may affect human health, comfort, or work performance.

 

Indoor Environment GroupIndoor Environment Research at the Advanced Light Source

Indoor Environment at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab performs cutting-edge research to advance health, productivity and energy efficiency in the built environment.

 

 

International Energy Analysis Department (IEAD)Solar panels in a field

IEAD assists countries in identifying and utilizing clean energy resources and energy efficiency opportunities.

 

Sustainable Energy Systems GroupCyclotron Road Researchers

Research in the Sustainable Energy Systems Group focuses on ways to achieve a clean, affordable and accessible global energy system. We help devise efficient, affordable alternative energy technologies and strategies.

 

U.S.-China Climate-Smart Cities InitiativeClimate Leaders Summit posed group photo

The U.S.-China Climate Change Working Group (CCWG), first launched in April 2013, is a comprehensive framework for facilitating constructive U.S.-China cooperation and dialogue on climate change.

 

Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division

Energy Storage & Distributed Resources DivisionESDR homepage screenshot

The Energy Storage & Distributed Resource division enables and accelerates the development and adoption of new advanced technologies for sustainable transportation, renewable power, and energy efficiency.

 

Energy Storage Research Lab

Vince Battaglia Research Group

Vince Battaglia's group specializes in battery design and electrode development. Our primary focus is electrode fabrication and identifying sources of electrode failure.  

 

Nemanja Danilovic Research GroupPEC Scale Up Graphic

Nemanja Danilovic's Lab focuses on the development of electrochemical interfaces towards more efficient energy conversion and storage devices: electrolyzers, fuel cells and batteries.

 

Energy Conversion Group Energy Conversion Research Lab

The Energy Conversion Group focuses on a diverse portfolio of advanced energy conversion technologies with the goal of providing the tools necessary to create and sustain a clean energy system. Our group is a multidisciplinary team of electrochemists, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, theorists and material scientists.

 

Energy StorageEnergy Storage Research Lab

The Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division (ESDR) brings together multiple facets of energy storage work, not only within the division but also throughout the Lab. Capabilities include synthesis, polymer science, characterization, theory and modeling, as well as building, testing, and evaluation. Current and developing opportunities and contractual mechanisms to work with ESDR and Berkeley Lab researchers are available for many types of projects.

 

Grid Integration GroupWindmills, solar and grid

The Grid Integration Group studies the infrastructure that is compatible with requirements of electric system grid operators and electric utility companies while serving the loads and needs of electricity customers.

 

Hacking Materials Research Group Anubhav Jain and Researcher

The Hacking Materials Group leverages advances in theoretical materials science, supercomputing, and informatics to understand and design new materials for renewable energy applications. We work closely with experimental groups to bring materials from the computer to the laboratory. 

 

Ahmet Kusoglu Research GroupAhmet Kusoglu Lab

Ahmet Kusoglu's research involves a wide range of topics from modeling and diagnostics of ion-containing polymers (ionomers) and thin films at electrode interfaces, including interrogation of their transport and mechanical properties and structure/function relationships, to morphological characterization through state-of-the-art synchrotron X-ray techniques at the Advanced Light Source (ALS).

 

Laser Technologies GroupLaser Group Researchers

The Laser Technologies Group works to develop the next generation of novel laser sensors for identifying the chemical makeup of materials in real-time. Applications include energy storage (batteries), energy conversion (solar), biology, environment and nuclear security.

 

Gao Liu Research Group Gao Liu Lab

Gao Liu Research Group combines synthetic chemistry, composite engineering, and electrochemistry to solve the interdisciplinary problems in energy generation, storage, and usage.

 

Kristin Persson Research Group Kristin Persson

The Persson Research Group studies the physics and chemistry of materials using atomistic computational methods and high-performance computing technology.

 

Ravi Prasher Research Group Prasher Research Lab

The Ravi Prasher Research Group is a science-to-systems lab conducting research in manipulating matter at nanoscale dimensions for novel applications in a multitude of thermal, solar, and electrochemical energy devices and systems.

 

Mike Tucker Research GroupMike Tucker Research Lab

Tucker Research Lab develops electrochemical devices at all stages from inception to product prototyping. We focus on devices with ceramic active materials, including solid oxide fuel cells and electrolysis cells, and solid state batteries.

 

Adam Weber Research Group Weber Research Lab

The Weber Research Group explores electrochemical-based energy-conversion materials and assemblies across various technological platforms and applications. We conduct fundamental research on applied problems, with work focused mainly on exploration of transport phenomena.

 

ETA Publications Database

Find more than 10,000 publications -- all open to the public -- dating back to the 1970s. Publications are continuously updated and new publications uploaded on a daily basis:

eta-publications.lbl.gov