Projects

    • Applications Team — a special activity within LBNL to transfer new, proven energy-efficiency strategies from the research arena into practice.

    • The Business Case for Energy Efficiency — analysis and popular communications about the logic and value of energy efficency.

    • Carbon Footprinting and Energy Analysis Tools — developing the next generation of web-based energy calculators, and providing on-line energy efficiency content to a range of audiences.

    • Climate Change Vulnerability and Impacts — synthesis and modeling studies of climate change vulnerabilities, impacts, and scenarios.

    • Commissioning — construction of the world's largest database case studies that document the cost-effectiveness of quality assurance in commercial buildings.

    • Energy Crossroads — an extensive listing of energy-efficiency sites across the globe and across the Internet.

    • Energy Education — web-based exercises for middle- and high-school students, based on using an on-line home energy simulator. Curriculum-development project for community college level building operator education.

    • Gaming - analysis and savings potential associated with energy use of computer gaming

    • Green Appraisals - analyses and policy recommendations for improving the consideration and assessment of green and high-performance considerations in residential and non-residential real-estate appraisals.

    • High-Performance Facilities for High-Tech Industries — addressing an historically overlooked opportunity for energy management via a constellation of projects including benchmarking, best-practice development, software tools, technology development, and field demonstration and deployment.

    • Insurance and Climate Change — assessments of the implications of climate change for the insurance industry, and documentation of the responses and new opportunities.

    • Lighting Markets & Energy Efficiency — exploration of technologies and programs for promoting energy-efficient lighting in both on- and off-grid contexts.

    • Risk Management and Non-Energy Benefits — research and deployment focused on the intersection of energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies with non-energy issues ranging from enhanced real-estate valuation to disaster preparedness.