• Berkeley Lab scientists are developing methods of applying Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) to rapidly diagnose problems in buildings and inform human operators what needs to be fixed before they turn into bigger problems.|http://eetd.lbl.gov/news/article/58903/if-buildings-could-tell-us-what
  • 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
  • Los Angeles Air Force Base Demonstrates First Working V2G Interconnection in the U.S.|http://eetd.lbl.gov/news/article/58888/los-angeles-air-force-base-demo
  • The Building Technology and Urban Systems Division (BTUS) works closely with industry to develop technologies for buildings that increase energy efficiency, and improve the comfort, health, and safety of building occupants.
  • Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which result from the burning of fossil fuels, also reduces the incidence of health problems from particulate matter (PM) in these emissions.|http://eetd.lbl.gov/news/article/58902/new-research-quantifies-health-
  • 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
  • “We found that while some small building owners want to reduce their energy use, there are very few energy management tools and services specifically targeted to this market. Many of the existing tools are too complicated and expensive for small buildings,” says Hult.|http://eetd.lbl.gov/news/article/58166/berkeley-lab-develops-kit-to-he
  • 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
  • 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
  • Research on indoor air quality can guide development of a ventilation standard based on reducing health impacts of indoor pollutants.|http://eetd.lbl.gov/news/article/55420/moving-toward-a-health-based-ventilation-standard-a-conversation-with-max-sherman

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