As one of the grant recipients, the Oakland EcoBlock project will use the funding to improve stormwater capture on the pilot EcoBlock site via urban stormwater retrofits within the existing public right-of-way.
The future of renewable energy may lie in microgrids—but what does it actually take to implement one? From navigating utility regulations to weathering the effects of COVID-19, the EcoBlock research team reflects on the complexities of executing the pilot microgrid project.
Don’t miss the recording of EcoBlock Project Advisor Michael Ginsberg’s panel at the 2022 Microgrid Knowledge Conference!
EcoBlock PI and Energy team co-lead Dr. Alexandra “Sascha” von Meier joined industry experts at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)’s inaugural Smart Building Summit to discuss the role of smart building technologies in advancing decarbonization and the challenges of integrating renewable energy resources with the electric grid.
EcoBlock co-PI and UC Berkeley professor Dan Kammen, alongside Charles Koven of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, discuss why maximizing housing density near transit hubs would be a win for the climate and for the community.
EcoBlock PI and Energy team co-lead Dr. Alexandra “Sascha” von Meier participated in a California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) expert briefing on the role of community microgrids in California.
EcoBlock Project Manager Dr. Therese Peffer recently participated in a Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies symposium from March 24–26, 2022. Titled Bringing Digitalization Home: How Can Technology Address Housing Challenges?, the three-day event focused on digitalization and how it is spurring a fundamental change in the way housing is produced, marketed, sold, financed, managed, and lived in.
Microgrid Knowledge: The Oakland EcoBlock was selected as one of 22 microgrid projects to watch in 2022 in a Microgrid Knowledge feature piece published on January 11, 2022. The projects […]
On July 16, 2021, EcoBlock co-PI Dan Kammen testified to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on how to foster equity in energy innovation. In […]