Recent News & Events

Berkeley Lab and Oak Ridge to Develop Next-Generation Cool Roofing Materials

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Washington, DC — The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have joined with Dow Chemical Company as part of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement


Aieral photo of lab

Cool-Colored Roof Materials Display Present at San Jose Green Vision Unveiling

Monday, December 6, 2010

Cool-colored roofing materials, developed by researchers at the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, are showcased at a new outdoor display of green technologies just opened in the city of San José just across the street from City Hall.


Berkeley Lab staff members Haley Gilbert, Doug Davenport, and Vipin Gupta

Secretary Chu Announces Steps to Implement Cool Roofs at DOE and Across the Federal Government

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a series of initiatives underway at the Department of Energy to more broadly implement cool roof technologies on DOE facilities and buildings across the federal government. Cool roofs use


Photo of cool roofs in use

Cool World: A Modest Proposal to Cool the Planet by Cooling the Neighborhood

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hashem Akbari and Surabi Menon, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), and Art Rosenfeld, California Energy Commissioner, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and


A building with cool roof technology

California Energy Commissioner Arthur Rosenfeld Honored with Innovation Award

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Economist magazine has named California Energy Commissioner Art Rosenfeld recipient of one of this year's Innovation Awards. The weekly British magazine awards Innovation awards in several areas; Rosenfeld won the award in the "Energy and the


Portrait of Art Rosenfeld