Ari Harding is the Operations Manager for FLEXLAB® at LBNL. He is a Registered Professional Control System Engineer and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. Ari has practiced mechanical design and automation in OEM, commercial facilities, and industrial settings, including a major museum and aquarium. As a LEED AP for Operations and Mainenance, he earned the 2012 Green and Blue Award for Green Building Leadership from the City and County of San Francisco. Ari is also a Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional, serves as the Electrical Safety Officer for the Energy Technology Area at LBNL, and is the Chairman for the lab-wide Electrical Safety Committee.
Researchers in the Building Technology & Urban Systems Division (BTUS) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory develop data and technologies that increase energy efficiency and improve the health, safety and comfort of building occupants, in the United States and worldwide.
We work closely with industry partners, academics and government officials to achieve these goals, and share our research widely.
We are at the forefront of cutting-edge research that redefines building technology and explores all areas of urban systems.
We have been leaders for decades in developing energy-efficient windows, improving indoor air quality, coming up with new ideas to fix the nation's electricity grid, and so much more.
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Enjoy presentations from Building Technology & Urban systems research experts on a wide variety of topics in the areas of building energy efficiency, the electricity grid and how it relates to buildings and much more.
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We offer a variety of technologies designed to simulate and model real-world circumstances to assist in energy-saving programs and help building owners build better buildings. These tools can help calculate performance of building systems like windows and shades, help consumers and builders pick the best windows for a variety of applications and much more.