University and Center Partners

Carbon Footprint Baseline Establishment for NTU Campus, and joint road mapping of building energy technologies.

The organization is funded by the National Research Foundation of Singapore and directed by Professor Masayoshi Tomizuka. It was launched in 2012 to conduct two major research programs, Singapore-Berkeley Building Efficiency and Sustainability in the Tropics (SinBerBEST,) and Singapore-Berkeley Research Initiative for Sustainable Energy (SinBeRISE.)
SinBerBEST is led by Professor Costas Spanos, and focuses on use-inspired basic research in novel demand side energy and carbon footprint reduction for tropical buildings.

Collaboration on novel ACMV schemes for tropical environments, specifically on modeling and diagnostics.

Work on sampling and results interpretation for the microbiology of indoor air environments.

Our collaboration with the Sustainable Infrastructures Initiative involves information technology research in energy, water, and transportation as parts of the cyber-infrastructure of a sustainable society.

The "anchor" of the BEARS programs on the UC Berkeley Campus.

Collaboration on the establishment of precision thermal comfort chambers in Singapore, and experimentation with individually cooled chairs.

Collaboration on indoor localization and building data architecture.