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Berkeley’s Helios building: One year from breaking ground

The Helios building on July 17. Photo: Jef Poskanzer This time last year it was a demolition site. Today, the new five-story Helios building in downtown Berkeley stands tall — and vibrant — at 2151 Berkeley Way at Shattuck, not yet complete, but well on the way. The Helios Energy Research Facility, a UC Berkeley-Berkeley Lab initiative […]

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Berkeley bids for second Lab campus fly under the radar

Richmond City illustration of a possible LBNL second campus site Richmond is pulling out all the stops in its bid to persuade the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to build its second campus there. A full-blown, city-sponsored advertising campaign includes a billboard on I-80, lawn signs for residents’ front yards and “Richmond (Heart) LBNL” buttons available […]

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Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source gets a ‘cool’ roof

Reroofing the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley Lab. Photo: Lawrence Berkeley Nat'l Lab/Roy Kaltschmidt While much of the coverage of energy issues faces on big geopolitical or technological challenges (Reduce dependency on foreign oil! Make solar as cheap as coal!), some of the biggest gains in energy efficiency can come from seemingly innocent actions. […]

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Three Berkeley sites being considered for Lawrence Berkeley Lab second campus

Aerial view of Lawrence Berkeley Lab/Photo: LBL The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has selected six sites in six East Bay cities as the possible location of a second campus, Berkeleyside has learned. Three of the six sites are either in Berkeley or partly in Berkeley, according to knowledgeable sources who asked not to be named. They […]