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    Berkeley News Article: Using Smart Fans to Save Building Energy

    UC Berkeley News recently covered research findings from UC Berkeley, Nanyang Technological University, and Stanford University on the impact of personal fans on thermal comfort of building occupants in Singapore. Prof. Stefano Schiavon, a UC Berkeley Assistant Architecture Professor in Sustainability, Energy and Environment, a Researcher with the Center for the Built Environment, and a Principal Investigator of SinBerBEST, discussed the interdisciplinary team's research results about the impact of of the personal electric fans on air conditioning and heating needs of a building.  

  • 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. 

  • Picture of Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean at launch of Sembcorp-NUS Corporate Laboratory on 20 April 2016

    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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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. 

SinBerBEST and SinBeRISE job openings are available on the BEARS website. To access these job openings, please click here to visit the BEARS website. Then, click on "Jobs" in the navigation tool bar to view the current openings.

Jayantika Soni, a SinBerBEST PhD student at the National University of Singapore (NUS), has been selected to attend the highly competitive Technology and Policy summer program. This program is jointly hosted by the NUS Faculty of Engineering, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, Singapore-ETH Centre, MIT Technology and Policy Program, ETH Institute for Science, Technology, and Policy, Singapore University of Technology and Design, and the NUS LKY School of Public Policy. Congratulations to Jayantika.

The Energy Assessment Report details the creation of a whole building energy model to represent a typical large commercial office building in Singapore which meets Green Mark Certified Level version 4.0 energy requirements. This model allows us to look at results related to energy consumption in detail. The main purpose of this whole building energy model is to provide a reference for SinBerBEST researchers to estimate the potential energy savings for a particular technology, and to easily compare to other research results.

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.

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