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Chu Hall - Solar Energy Research Center (SERC)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Description

Helios SERC scientists are developing solar-driven chemical converters that will create transportation fuels from water and carbon dioxide. Centered at Berkeley Lab, and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, this program includes experts from LBNL, UC Berkeley and partners from several other universities, Research focuses on advanced nanomaterials for use in solar light collectors and electrodes, a new generation of catalysts for energy-efficient chemistry, and specialized soft and hard membranes for integrating the light harvesting, charge separating and fuel forming components.

Location

Berkeley, CA, USA

  • Services: Laboratory Design
  • Category: Engineering
  • Completed: 2014

Area Summary

  • Gross Building: 44,765
  • Net (Assignable) Building: 19,556
  • Laboratory & Laboratory Support: 13,736

Cost Summary

  • Construction Cost: $36,500,000

Important Details

  • Award: 2016 Design Award by AIASF
  • LEED Certification Level: Gold

Architect

  • Smith Group JJR

Photographer

  • Bruce Damonte Photography