About SinBerBEST

The SinBerBEST program, funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore and headed by Professor Costas Spanos, is one of two core research programs within Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS). The Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS) is a center for research, graduate education, and innovation. BEARS was established in 2011 by the University of California, Berkeley as a non-profit company. 

SinBerBEST is an interdisciplinary group of researchers from UC Berkeley, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and the National University of Singapore (NUS) who come together to make an impact with broadly applicable research leading to the innovation of energy efficient and sustainable technologies for buildings located in the tropics, as well as for economic development

SinBerBEST's mission statement is as follows:
“Advance technologies for designing, modeling and operating buildings for maximum efficiency and sustainability in tropical climates.”