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  • Cal Alumni at BEARS/SinBerBEST

    On 13th September 2023, BEARS had the pleasure of hosting the Cal Alumni group for a fun night of learning about the research at SinBerBEST and future programs in BEARS. We were also very happy to give them a tour of our world-class laboratory for building science. Thanks, Cal Alumni, for a great evening of conversations, pizza, and laughter! Video

  • Saint Nicolas Girls School visits SinBerBEST

    On July 14th, 2023, SinBerBEST was visited by 40 students from the Saint Nicolas Girls Secondary. During the tour of the SinBerBEST, the students were engaged on topics such as Photovoltaics, commercial and residential air conditioning systems, hybrid cooling and energy/cost savings. It was a joy to host the excellent students; we hope it was a great learning experience for them.

  • SinBerBEST on CNA's Talking Point: "What Is The Best Temperature To Set My Air-Conditioner?"

    In July 2023, SinBerBEST was featured on an episode of CNA's Talking Point series asking the question, "What Is The Best Temperature To Set My Air-Conditioner?". We were really happy to be a part of the local (and global) conversations on sustainable airconditioning use and building energy efficiency.


SinBerBEST conducted a webinar on June 28th at 10:00am SGT. Professor Stefano Schiavon, UCB, SinBerBEST PI, gave a talk on "Hybrid Cooling: An Overview". You can view the recording here: Video

A workshop on Future-Ready Smart Technologies for Power Distribution in a Building Nexus was conducted on Nov 24th, 2022. The main objective of the workshop was to showcase commercially viable SinBerBEST technologies in the broad area of ‘Grid Interactive Buildings’ which are ready for translation. The workshop also consists of two presentations from relevant industries on the importance of smart emerging technologies for power distribution in Grid-Interactive Buildings. Video

The SinBerBEST Annual Symposium took place on Wednesday, the 20th of July, 2022 (SGT). The theme of the Symposium was Technology Transfer and Market Adoption as it relates to building technologies. SinBerBEST Principal Investigators presented their research achievements in Indoor Air Quality, Thermal Comfort, Predictive Building Energy Simulations, and Data Analytics.

Congratulations to Dr. Sanjib Kumar Panda who has been elevated to IEEE Fellow for contributions to iterative learning control of motor drives.

SinBerBEST Principal Investigators and Postdoctoral Scholars have been granted a patent for creating a process for forming an antenna structure and for embedding an antenna system in concrete. In 2016, Prof. Boon Hee Soong, Prof. Paulo Monteiro, Dr. Vanessa Reinheimer, and Dr. Yee Loon Soong, filed this patent application in order enhance the concrete structure's energy harvesting capabilities for embedded Internet of Things (IoT) applications, but to also significantly improve the overall performance of wireless technologies within buildings. Congratulations!

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