Berkeley Lab and PNNL’s Sensor Suitcase team was recognized by the Federal Lab Consortium (FLC) as a recipient of the 2020 FLC Excellence in Technology Transfer Award.
The Retro-commissioning Sensor Suitcase — an “expert in a suitcase” — is a portable case containing 16 matchbox-sized, battery-powered sensors designed for use in commercial buildings of 50,000 square feet or smaller. Retro-commissioning refers to the process of analyzing and improving the functionality of systems within an existing building.
The technology can lead to whole-building energy savings estimated at 10%.
Researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) developed the suitcase hardware, sensors and tablet software. The Berkeley Lab team developed the algorithms to analyze the data, the analysis software, and its user interface.
Congratulations to the Energy Technologies Area and Intellectual Property Office team members:
- Sam Fernandes (ETA)
- Samuel Graham (ETA)
- Jessica Granderson (ETA)
- Catherine Koh (IPO)
- Shanshan Li (IPO)
- Guanjing Lin (ETA)
- Robin Mitchell (ETA)
- Sharon Pierre (ETA).
For more information, visit the FLC website.