Berkeley Lab's Shyh Wang Hall is an innovative LEED-certified gold building that houses the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)'s computing resources on its lower levels. Taking advantage of the naturally cool San Francisco Bay Area climate, NERSC's machine room is cooled "passively" using only outside air. The machine room also features a unique isolation floor to protect computing assets from seismic activity. Photo credit: LBNL
A large portion of the savings was attributed to operational improvements. The figure shows operational savings in red and yellow. Green includes capital retrofits and projects pursued through a typical project management structure, and blue is new construction.
Members of LBNL’s ISO 50001 and Ongoing Commissioning Teams (left to right from the top): Tony Petelo, Raphael Vitti, Erik First, Gonzalo Padilla, Matt Rivas, Ricky Brambila, Chris Weyandt, Deirdre Carter, Norm Bourassa, John Chernowski, Karen Salvini, Kushal Malvania, Jingjing Liu, John Elliott. Photo credit: LBNL