||BERKELEY, CA — Four
research projects on energy-efficient technology, conducted at the U.S.
Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have been
honored with "Energy@23" awards by a "citizen judges"
panel. These plus eight other Berkeley Lab projects were also given a
place on the DOE’s "Energy 100" list of the department’s
best scientific and technological accomplishments since its origin in
All twelve of the honored projects were conducted by researchers in Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division.
The technologies were chosen based on their impact in saving consumers money and improving quality of life. A number of these technologies have saved consumers billions of dollars in energy costs since 1977, and have the potential to save much more as their market penetration increases. Others improve workplace and home safety, and quality of life.
The Energy@23 awardees were chosen by the panel from the Energy 100 list. These 23 highest-ranked innovations "demonstrated benefits to the American public, a contribution to U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace, and the potential for significant future growth," according to the DOE award criteria.
"These awards speak to the tremendous influence that Berkeley Lab researchers have had on our society in the area of energy and the environment," said Laboratory Director Charles V. Shank. "They also illustrate in tangible ways how our national laboratories make a difference in all of our lives."
"We are deeply honored that the judges have chosen to recognize our work in energy efficiency, environmental research and air quality," said EET Division Director Mark Levine. "We are continuing to conduct high-risk, high-payoff research in a number of new areas such as information technology, commercial building design, and electric grid reliability that will benefit American consumers with lower energy costs, a cleaner environment including reduced greenhouse gas emissions, more productive workplaces, and improved energy security."
The four Energy@23 honorees are:
The other eight Berkeley Lab projects on the Energy 100 list are:
The citizen judges panel consisted of individuals from private industry, academia and the non-profit sector. Panel members were Howard Adams, President and founder of H. G. Adams & Associates, a professional development consulting firm; Thomas Elleman, retired North Carolina State Professor of Nuclear Engineering; Diana S. Vengsarkar, a fiber laser scientist at Lucent Technologies; Arturo Vargas, Executive Director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials; Mujid S. Kazimi, Director of the Center on Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems at MIT; and Patricia McGinnis, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council for Excellence in Government.
Berkeley Lab is a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory located in Berkeley, California. It conducts unclassified scientific research and is managed by the University of California.