Centers and Programs

California Lighting Technology Center

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.

Western Cooling Efficiency Center

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.

Center for Water-Energy Efficiency

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. 

Industrial Decarbonization Solutions Hub

The Industrial Decarbonization Solutions Hub (IDSH) collaborates with public and private sector leaders to pioneer cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions aimed at empowering industries to enhance their economic competitiveness while reducing their environmental impact.

Market Transformation Research Program

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.

Materials Decarbonization and Sustainability Program

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.