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  • Prof. Stefano Schiavon, faculty researcher with Center for the Built Environment (CBE) and SinBerBEST, and Prof. Ed Arens, CBE Director

    The Atlantic Feature Article: Why Shoes are the Key to a Comfortable Office Temperature

    The Atlantic recently featured UC Berkeley research on the impact of foot covering on thermal comfort of building occupants.  Prof. Stefano Schiavon, faculty researcher with Center for the Built Environment (CBE) and SinBerBEST, and Prof. Ed Arens, CBE Director, discussed their findings about the impact of footwear on the air conditioning and heating needs of a building. Please click on this link for the entire article. 

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    SinBerBEST PI's Research Included in Sembcorp-NUS Corporate Laboratory

    Sembcorp-National University of Singapore (NUS) Corporate Laboratory has incorporated a SinBerBEST Principal Investigator's, Sanjib Panda's, research on "Predictive Maintenance of Power Plants" at the Jurong Island as an area of emphasis for the lab. This lab is the sixth Corporate Laboratory at NUS supported by the National Research Foundation. It will focus on developing cutting-edge and cost-effective technologies in power generation, industrial wastewater treatment and reuse, as well as waste-to-resource conversion.

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    Nelumbo Wins Berkeley Cleantech University Prize

    Nelumbo has developed an omniphobic nanocoating which accelerates water shedding and reduces contaminant build-up on surfaces. We are using our OMNIPHOBE coating in air conditioning systems to raise efficiency by up to 25%. Our coating is 200X thinner than a human hair, conducts heat, and adds less than 2% to the manufacturing cost of an AC unit, allowing for cost-effective universal application on any scale or geometry.

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  • SinBerBEST PhD Students Palak Jain and Jason Poon

    SinBerBEST Graduate Students Win Best Paper Award

    NUS graduate student Palak Jain and UC Berkeley graduate student Jason Poon received the Best Paper Award at the 2016 IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL) for their work titled 'Fault Diagnosis via PV Panel-Integrated Power Electronics.'

  • SinBerBEST Principal Investigators Kameshwar Poolla and Su Rong

    SinBerBEST PIs Win Green Buildings Innovation Cluster Grant

    Building and Construction Authority has awarded two SinBerBEST Principal Investigators, Kameshwar Poolla and Su Rong, with a $1M grant for an energy efficiency and human comfort project for two years, starting July 1, 2016. The project entails scheduling and control of air distribution and delivery in building variable air volume air conditioning and mechanical ventilation systems.

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    WiFi-based Indoor Positioning System Deployed at UC Berkeley

    SinBerBEST's WiFi-based Non-intrusive Indoor Positioning System (WinIPS) is a system that automatically detects the presence of all occupants using WiFi-enabled mobile devices, and precisely estimates their locations in real-time. 

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