• Annual wind power additions in the United States achieved record levels in 2012, while wind energy pricing is near an all-time low, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).|http://eetd.lbl.gov/news/article/56717/new-study-finds-that-the-price-
  • 2013 is the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division.|
  • A team of Berkeley Lab Environmental Energy Technologies Division researchers led by Gao Liu has won a 2013 R&D 100 Award for developing a technology to boost the power storage capacity of lithium-ion batteries.|http://eetd.lbl.gov/news/article/56513/eetd-researchers-win-2013-rd-10
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Workers constructing the Facility for Low-Energy Experiments in Buildings (FLEXLAB) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have installed the steel foundation for the rotating testbed.|http://eetd.lbl.gov/news/article/56713/laying-down-the-steel-foundatio
  • 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
  • The Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Scientific Findings Resource Bank (IAQ-SFRB) serves as a resource for public health professionals, building professionals, and others who seek scientific information about the effects of IAQ on people's health or work performance.|http://eetd.lbl.gov/news/article/15342/indoor-air-quality-scientific-findings-resource-bank
  • Energy costs K-12 schools in the U.S. $6 billion dollars annually. Spending less money on energy costs would leave more for funding-constrained school districts to spend on educating their students.|http://eetd.lbl.gov/news/article/55407/berkeley-lab-researchers-release-guide-to-financing-energy-upgrades-for-k-12-scho
  • Lighting represents 26% of a commercial building’s electric load, which roughly translates to 10% of a building’s operating costs. Advanced lighting controls can greatly reduce that load, but so far, U.S. commercial building owners and operators have not reaped those energy savings.|http://eetd.lbl.gov/news/article/56664/lighting-control-testbeds-at-th

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