• The world’s most advanced energy efficiency test bed for buildings is open for business.|http://eetd.lbl.gov/news/article/57933/department-of-energys-flexlab-o
  • Most buildings in the U.S. don't perform as energy-efficiently as they could simply because energy-using equipment in the building have never been set up to maximize energy performance.|http://eetd.lbl.gov/news/article/57154/the-retrocommissioning-sensor-s
  • Researchers have demonstrated in the laboratory a lithium-sulfur (Li/S) battery that has more than twice the specific energy of lithium-ion batteries, and that lasts for more than 1,500 cycles of charge-discharge with minimal decay of the battery's capacity.|http://eetd.lbl.gov/news/article/57182/holistic-cell-design-by-berkele
  • Conducting R&D and developing technologies that provide the electricity grid with significant storage capability for energy generated from renewable sources; real-time monitoring and response technologies for the "smart grid"; and technologies for improved electricity distribution reliability.|organization/energy-storage-and-distributed-resources
  • A new national resource for energy-efficient building technologies—the Facility for Low Energy eXperiments in Buildings (FLEXLAB) is an opportunity to collaborate with world-class research staff in development, simulation, and validation of efficient building technologies. FLEXLAB will consist of building system test facilities in new and existing structures at Berkeley Lab. |research-development/area/flex-lab-buildings-user-testbed-facility
  • The Building Technology and Urban Systems Department (BTUS) works closely with industry to develop technologies for buildings that increase energy efficiency, and improve the comfort, health, and safety of building occupants.
  • Tools and models to find the best way to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in cities and industries, to follow the transport of pollutants through the environment, and to calculate the cost of power interruptions are among those available on a new Berkeley Lab web site.|http://eetd.lbl.gov/news/article/57346/buildings-energy-greenhouse-gas
  • R&D to understand the impacts of energy use on the environment such as lifecycle energy use of products, energy consumption patterns, the indoor environment's relationship to health, and greenhouse gas emissions impacts on global climate change.|about-us/organization/department-2
  • A multi-billion dollar market exists for reducing the energy use of existing buildings, if scientists can only figure out a way to substantially reduce the cost and time required to assess building energy performance, recommend energy performance measures, and identify problems in building operations.|http://eetd.lbl.gov/news/article/57692/rapid-building-energy-modeler-t
  • 2013 is the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division.|

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