Topic: Events

Decarbonizing the U.S. housing sector, while crucial for combatting climate change, faces challenges of market scalability and affordability. A recent report by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory identifies key challenges to advancing residential decarbonization and explains how solutions—such as the Oakland EcoBlock project—offer opportunities for a clean energy future.
The Oakland EcoBlock team breaks down the water conservation and resilience strategies that will be deployed as part of the pilot research project at the 2023 Water Conservation Showcase.
Professor Tim Lenton gave a webinar at the BEST Center’s 2023 Annual Institute on climate tipping points and the crucial role of “positive social tipping points” to avoid climate catastrophe.
Dr. Therese Peffer and Rich Brown discuss the challenges and highlights of implementing the Oakland EcoBlock project at the 2023 Annual Institute.
The use of residential smart technology has led to new energy efficiency investments, but important questions remain regarding who benefits from home energy digitalization and how to ensure it is equitable. Empowering and engaging with people, particularly the most vulnerable, is key to better understanding and utilizing these technologies.
EcoBlock Project Manager Therese Peffer discusses the project as a pathway to scalable, equitable energy at the 2022 MIT A+B Applied Energy Symposium.
EcoBlock Principal Investigator (PI) and Energy team co-lead Dr. Alexandra “Sascha” von Meier discusses the Oakland EcoBlock project as part of the “Breakthrough Technologies Redefining Our Energy Future” panel at the 2022 Milken Institute Global Conference.
The EcoBlock team is delighted to celebrate Earth Day and Earth Month 2022! Join in the fun as EcoBlock's Miriam Aczel shares ideas for celebrating Earth Day and honoring the environment in our community.
The Oakland EcoBlock team recently participated in a panel discussion at the 2022 Diversity in Tech Symposium. EcoBlock's Eunice Chung provides a recap of the discussion, which considered decarbonization in the built environment through the lenses of business, policy, and research.
Co-hosted by the Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL), the 2022 BEST Annual Institute was held from January 5-7. This year’s agenda featured a wide range of speakers and covered topics from decarbonization and sustainability to building automation. EcoBlock’s Eunice Chung shares highlights from the 3-day virtual conference.