12/7/2016 - Jacobs Hall, home of the College of Engineering’s Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation , has won platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program.
11/1/2016 Nuclear power production is on track for a reboot, with advanced nuclear technologies holding promise for cost-effective energy production.
11/1/2016 Nuclear engineers with the Berkeley RadWatch program have developed DoseNet, an education and outreach tool composed of a network of wall-mounted sensors designed to measure naturally occurring background radiation.
11/1/2016 A team of Berkeley students took two years to build a 171-square-foot eco-friendly house for a statewide alternative housing competition. The tiny house integrates advances in sustainable and affordable design.
11/1/2016 The majority of the world’s population is projected to live in cities by the year 2050. Although cities are considered strains the environment, nuclear engineering professor Daniel Kammen see the potential for cities to be models of sustainability.
11/1/2016 Concrete is the most commonly used building tool — yet one of the most environmentally damaging. Professors Claudia Ostertag, Arpad Horvath and Paulo Monteiro are finding ways to mitigate that.
10/24/2016 - An unprecedented 40-year experiment in Yosemite National Park, led by a team of Berkeley civil and environmental engineers, strongly supports the idea that managing fire, rather than suppressing it, makes wilderness areas more resilient to fire, with the added benefit of increased water availability and resistance to drought.
10/4/2016 California magazine - SimpleWater, launched by a team of Berkeley engineers and entrepreneurs, offers a water-testing and product-recommendation service called Tap Score that helps users of private wells learn about and treat potential contaminants in their drinking water.
9/2/2016 - Bioengineering professor Adam Arkin digs deep on current and future efforts to to harness the genetic potential of the earth to solve problems in soil quality, water quality, plant productivity, nutrition, and human-impacted health.
8/12/2016 - Answering the call for clean energy solutions, the nuclear engineering department hosted a two-week intensive Nuclear Innovation Boot Camp.