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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.

  • An electricity distribution point, with added anteanas for new sensors housed in the box. (Photo: Chan Luo Er)

    Energy Market Authority (EMA) award to BEARS (through SinBerBEST)

    A clean energy pilot programme at Pulau Ubin is now in second phase, and EMA has awarded two projects, one of them to BEARS (through) SinBerBEST.

    BEARS will carry out real-time monitoring of the micro-grid’s performance.

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  • Lab Tour

    This video provides a high-level overview of the newly completed Laboratory in the CREATE Tower. The length of the video is approximately 10 minutes long.

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  • Professor Costas Spanos moderating the panel discussion on topics related to energy and the built environment

    SinBerBEST Annual Symposium

    SinBerBEST held its Annual Symposium in which its researchers presented program goals and research accomplishments over the past four years, and their vision for the future on the SinBerBEST theme: Building Efficiency and Sustainability in the Tropics. They also heard from local and international experts on topics related to energy and the built environment. Lastly, tours and demonstrations were offered in the Cyber-Physical testbed that was designed to facilitate research on sustainable tropical buildings.

  • SinBerBEST Graduate Student Wins Best Poster Award

    Gouqing Geng, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, won the Best Student Poster award at the 14th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement, the most important congress in the cement field. This award was given for his research titled “Multi-technology investigation of the atomic structure of calcium silicate hydrates”. 

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    SinBerBEST Graduate Student Wins Best Paper Award

    Min Jin, a graduate student at UC Berkeley, won the Best Paper Award for the paper,  Sensing by Proxy: Occupancy Detection Based on Indoor CO2 Concentration at the Ninth International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies.