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photo of Berkeley Lab’s Arman Shehabi and Sarah Smith by a bank of data processors
February 27th 2020
Data centers are the backbone supporting the world’s ever-increasing need for internet access, data storage, and networking. Demand for data center services has risen sharply over past decades, and data-intensive technologies promise to increase demand further. New research by a team including Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (Berkeley Lab's) Arman Shehabi and Sarah Smith shows that energy-efficiency advances have helped avert a corresponding surge in energy use from global data centers... Read More
Ramamoorthy Ramesh in his laboratory
July 19th 2018
After serving four years as Berkeley Lab's Associate Director for Energy Technologies, Ramamoorthy Ramesh will be returning to his research in ultra low-power electronics while also helping to lead a major Berkeley Lab research initiative in next-generation, energy-efficient microelectronics. This new initiative has been dubbed "Beyond Moore's Law," as it seeks the solution to what will happen when Moore's Law — which holds that the number of... Read More
Ravi Prasher (Credit: Marilyn Chung/Berkeley Lab)
July 19th 2018
Ravi Prasher has been appointed Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Technologies at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The announcement follows an international search. Prasher, an internationally renowned scientist in the field of thermal energy science and technologies, has been director of Berkeley Lab's... Read More
January 30th 2018
With traffic congestion at a record high, some Bay Area officials would like to see more people take public transportation to work. Habits, however, are hard to break — and so the gridlock grinds on, with no solution in sight. But for Anna Spurlock, an environmental and behavioral economist in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group of the Lab's Energy Technologies Area, the path to changing our minds about driving lies deep within — our brains... Read More
Berkeley Lab
December 6th 2017
Scientists from research areas across Berkeley Lab, including ETA's Hanna Breunig and Anna Spurlock, have been awarded new Early Career Development awards, as part of the Laboratory-Directed Research and Development Program.  
 Cindy Regnier, Executive Manager, of FLEXLAB®, gave a presentation to the group.
June 29th 2017
Scientist Peter Therkelson organized a recent visit by the Association of Energy Service Providers (AESP) to the Energy Technologies Area at Berkeley Lab. AESP leaders Patsy Dugger from CB& and Karen Maos from Navigant also facilitated the visit. Seven LBNL speakers gave presentations, and the group enjoyed FLEXLAB® tours. Approximately 25 attendees from AESP, representing 15 organizations, were at the May visit. Speakers were:... Read More
Largest Energy Efficiency Standard in History
January 4th 2016
The Department of Energy announced historic new efficiency standards for commercial air conditioners and furnaces. The Lab’s Energy Technologies Area provided technical assistance to DOE and the stakeholder working group that negotiated the standards, as well as conducted the supporting energy savings and economic analyses which were key inputs to forge this consensus.
February 4th 2015
On February 4, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the test procedure proposals presented in a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR), published on May 21, 2014. The proposed revisions include... Read More
February 4th 2015
On February 4, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule amending DOE's regulations concerning the test procedures for the measurement of energy consumption for fluorescent lamp ballasts. Specifically, these amendments clarify the requirement to use the test procedures in Appendix Q1 to demonstrate... Read More
February 4th 2015
On February 4, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking and public meeting for energy conservation standards for commercial warm air furnaces (CWAF). DOE... Read More
January 28th 2015
On January 28, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule adopting more-stringent energy conservation standards for some classes of automatic commercial ice makers as well as establishing energy conservation standards for other classes of automatic commercial ice makers. It has determined that the... Read More
January 26th 2015
On January 26, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy issued a final rule adopting more-stringent energy conservation standards for general service fluorescent lamps (GSFLs). It has determined that the amended energy conservation standards for these products would result in significant conservation of energy, and are... Read More
January 6th 2015
On January 6, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule amending its test procedures for vented home heating equipment and pool heaters. The amendments add provisions for testing vented home heating equipment that utilizes condensing technology, and incorporate by reference six industry test standards to... Read More
January 5th 2015
On January 5, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule revising its regulations governing DOE verification testing of industrial equipment covered by EPCA rated with alternative efficiency determination methods (AEDMs). These regulations arose from a negotiated rulemaking effort on issues regarding the... Read More
December 5th 2014
On December 5, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy issued a ... Read More
December 5th 2014
On December 5, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a... Read More
December 3rd 2014
On December 3, 2014  the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule regarding test procedures for commercial clothes washers (CCWs). The final rule makes a technical correction to the certification reporting requirements for CCWs established under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), adopts a new test... Read More
December 3rd 2014
On December 3, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) regarding test procedures for cooking products. In this SNOPR DOE modifies its proposal to change the test... Read More
December 3rd 2014
On December 3, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of public meeting and availability of the preliminary technical support document regarding energy conservation standards for miscellaneous refrigeration products.
December 3rd 2014
On December 3, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of data availability regarding energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial fans and blowers.
December 2nd 2014
On December 2, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a ... Read More
November 26th 2014
On November 26, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a ... Read More
November 14th 2014
On November 14, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy issued ... Read More
November 14th 2014
On November 14, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy issued a ... Read More
October 30th 2014
On Ocotber 30, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of public meeting to demonstrate the analytical tools developed by the agency in support of a proposed rule to consider amended energy conservation standards for residential non-weatherized gas furnaces and mobile home gas furnaces.
October 27th 2014
On October 27, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a... Read More
October 23rd 2014
On October 23, 2014 the  U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice announcing that it will hold a public meeting to facilitate a discussion among interested parties with regards to potential changes to the DOE clothes dryer test procedure to produce test results that measure energy use during a... Read More
October 10th 2014
On October 10, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice requesting information concerning test procedures and energy conservation standards for residential solar water heaters. DOE is requesting comments, data, and... Read More
October 10th 2014
On October 10, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice requesting information concerning energy conservation standards for commercial water heaters. DOE is initiating a rulemaking to consider amended energy conservation standards for... Read More
September 30th 2014
On September 30, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking for energy conservation standards for Small, Large, and Very Large Air-Cooled Commercial Package Air Conditioning and Heating Equipment.
September 29th 2014
On September 29, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of public meeting to discuss and receive comments on the preliminary analysis it has conducted for purposes of establishing energy conservation standards for ceiling fans.... Read More

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