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Berkeley Lab Honored for Contributions to Global Energy Management

February 1, 2022

Berkeley Lab received a 2021 Energy Management Insight Award from the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), an international forum that promotes policies and programs to advance clean energy, for helping to build awareness of ISO 50001 and contributing to global knowledge of energy management implementation.

The award, announced in December, recognizes the Lab’s Energy and Water Management System (EWMS), which is certified to the global ISO 50001 international energy management standard. Since 2017, NERSC has been working with Sustainable Berkeley Lab as it launched the EWMS. With NERSC at ~40% of Berkeley Lab’s energy demand, NERSC is a designated significant energy user and a member of the Lab’s core ISO 50001 team.

The EWMS is described in a case study on the CEM website that highlights its insights, benefits, and accomplishments and NERSC’s contributions to these efforts. Since the EWMS program began, the Lab has improved the energy efficiency of its operations by 26%, saved $2.17 million in utility costs, and avoided 4,400 metric tons of greenhouse gas.

About NERSC and Berkeley Lab
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility that serves as the primary high performance computing center for scientific research sponsored by the Office of Science. Located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, NERSC serves almost 10,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities researching a wide range of problems in climate, fusion energy, materials science, physics, chemistry, computational biology, and other disciplines. Berkeley Lab is a DOE national laboratory located in Berkeley, California. It conducts unclassified scientific research and is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy. »Learn more about computing sciences at Berkeley Lab.