For decades, Berkeley Lab has provided leadership in researching ways to make buildings more energy efficient, cost-effective, comfortable, and healthy. We work with industry, government, and policymakers on research including commercial and residential design, building occupant behavior, demand-response, and many other areas. See any of our research pages here, or find out more on the Building Technology and Urban Systems website at buildings.lbl.gov.
Energy Technologies Area (ETA) researchers transfer new energy-efficient building technologies from the lab to the real...
Exploring ways to integrate varied research areas to develop coherent, innovative building design techniques.
Saving energy and reducing air pollution are the reasons for research into cool roof technologies and heat islands.
Demand response research looks at reducing or shifting electricity use to manage electricity use.
Informing decision-makers about energy-efficiency research and market trends.
Reducing energy consumed by the industrial sector will improve U.S. competitiveness.
The goal of this research is to reduce lighting energy consumption by 50 percent over the next 20 years.
Streamlined tools help researchers develop whole-building energy simulation software programs for industry.
ETA research is a bridge between federal operations and sustainable policies and practices in the public sector.
Windows research is aimed at improving energy efficiency in buildings and homes across the nation.
Residential buildings research studies whole-building integration: modeling, measurement, design, and operation.
Developing data, methods and tools to model and simulate occupant energy behavior in buildings.