Established in 2004
The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) stimulates, facilitates, and accelerates the development and commercialization of next-generation, energy-efficient lighting and daylighting technologies.
Established in 2007
The Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC) accelerates development and commercialization of efficient heating, cooling, and energy distribution solutions through stakeholder engagement, innovation, R&D, education, and outreach.
Established in 2011
The Center for Water-Energy Efficiency (CWEE) researches, develops, and disseminates efficient technologies and system-based policies for the integrated conservation of water and energy resources.
The Market Transformation Research Program conducts research at the nexus of technology, policy, and human behavior. The team leads research on technology adoption and diffusion from multiple vantage points to capture the complexity of energy transitions. The MTRP’s research focuses on occupant/user experience, stakeholder barriers and opportunities, and market outlook, considering the economic, technical and policy landscape. The team uses a multi-methods research approach, deploying tools from a range of disciplines to capture the depth and breadth of each research topic.
Advances the development and use of sustainable low-carbon materials such as cement and steel. Our research uses a life-cycle approach considering: extraction, manufacturing, use, function and end-of-life management to comprehensively address sustainability and functional requirements.