The Art Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency aims to develop resource-efficient societies. This award provides graduate student funding for technical, social science, and policy research […]
Looking for a summer 2021 internship? Apply to the Cal Energy Corps! The Cal Energy Corps, hosted by the California Institute for Energy & Environment in partnership with CITRIS, is […]
Wildfires have shaped California’s landscape for centuries, but increased urbanization and development encroaching into formerly forested land is posing risks to life and property. Climate […]
Fork in the Road: A new UC Merced docuseries focuses on food supply research featuring UC Merced Prof. Colleen Naughton who received a CITRIS COVID-19 […]
Scott Moura, CITRIS PI and associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, heads up the SlrpEV Charging Station project (Smart LeaRning Pilot for Electric Vehicles). This summer, […]
The EcoBlock Project is a California Energy Commission-funded research project led by the University of California Berkeley, motivated by urgent societal questions, and California legal mandates […]
UC Berkeley researchers have released guidelines on regulating ventilation systems in buildings to reduce indoor exposure to COVID-19. The guidelines offer practical, step-by-step recommendations for settings and […]
Wired: CITRIS Director Costas Spanos was recently featured in Wired for his work helping Singapore cut office energy use with the help of artificial intelligence. Read the story […]
The submission deadline for abstracts is April 1, 2020. The BECC conference will be held on December 6-9, 2020 in Washington DC. Mitigating climate change […]
The Cal Energy Corps is a paid summer internship program engaging top UC Berkeley undergraduate students in the design, development, and delivery of sustainable energy and climate solutions around the world.
Please fill out the EcoBlock Response Form to nominate a neighborhood and submit by December 30, 2019, 11:59 p.m. PDT.
Berkeley News: Kara Manke spoke with CITRIS PI and CIEE Electrical Grid Director Alexandra “Sascha” von Meier about the risks posed by the current energy grid and the EcoBlock project, a possible solution moving forward. The EcoBlock project is looking to develop microgrids separate from PG&E in the City of Oakland.
Cal Energy Corps is a summer intern program that matches talented UC Berkeley students with host organizations working on energy and climate change solutions. Over […]
Detecting temperature, humidity, or occupancy can make buildings “smarter.” The information can lead to reductions in energy consumption and improve the comfort of occupants by responding to energy demands in real time. We commonly see a single thermometer or humidity sensor per room, which can only provide limited information. What about deploying many cheap and disposable sensors to capture more granular data about buildings and energy use patterns?
Point Reyes Light: CITRIS visiting scholar Louise Comfort will join a yearlong study in Bolinas, CA along with other UC Berkeley researchers to develop the […]
by Connor Clark Just as soon as it’s began, we are at the end of another great year of the Cal Energy Corps summer internship […]
Competitive teams from the campuses of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at UC Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Merced, Davis, and Davis Health submitted proposals for collaborative […]
by Saemmool Lee Drone researchers and entrepreneurs presented emerging Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technologies, services, and policies at the Drones: Technology, Policy, and Society conference […]
“It’s heartbreaking when you know the technology is there,” says CITRIS Policy Lab affiliate scholar Louise Comfort, who has been working to bring new tsunami sensors […]
CITRIS UC Merced faculty advisor Erin Hestir uses the latest in environmental sensing technology to analyze the amount of mercury and methylmercury in the San Francisco Bay […]
This year, UC Davis launched a week-long inaugural Summer Drone Academy program for high-schoolers from groups underrepresented in STEM fields, with help from CITRIS and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Berkeley chemistry major Priscilla Zhang is one of 13 undergraduates conducting hands-on research this summer as part of the Cal Energy Corps, an internship program now housed in CITRIS.
The NHERI SimCenter has just released three research tools and its third educational tool that support natural hazards engineering.
German conglomerate Siemens has acquired Comfy, which designs IoT-enabled technology for office workers to control temperature and lighting. The company got its start at CITRIS […]