Nitin Kumar, Michele Barbato, Julie Nguyen, and Thomas Tonthat with earth blocks.

Earth Blocks: From Mud to Wildfire-Resilient Homes

As California experiences widespread drought, the threat of wildfires is growing. Tackling the issue of building affordable, disaster-proof housing, CITRIS Climate faculty director Dr. Michele Barbato and his team re-discovered an ancient solution—one that’s been around for many thousands of years.

Transmission towers under an evening sky

CIEE Electric Grid Director Speaks at USGBC Smart Building Summit

CIEE Electric Grid Director Dr. Alexandra “Sascha” von Meier joined industry experts at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)’s inaugural Smart Building Summit to discuss the role of smart building technologies in advancing decarbonization and the challenges of integrating renewable energy resources with the electric grid.

A panel of speakers at the 2022 Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative Energy Summit

BERC Energy Summit Panel: “Empowering the Energy Transition Through DEI”

At the 2022 Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) Energy Summit, industry experts explored opportunities for leveraging diverse perspectives to enact a more sustainable energy future in the “Empowering the Energy Transition Through DEI” panel. Learn about the discussion and summit proceedings.

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