Today at Berkeley Lab

Closure of Lawrence Road on May 18

Lawrence Road behind Building 37 will be closed on Thursday, May 18, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. due to construction on the ALS cooling towers. Two-way traffic will be routed to N Road during this time, with flaggers directing traffic. Go here to view a map detailing various Facilities Division projects and impacts around the Lab.

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Operations Announces Reorganization

As part of the Lab’s effort to improve the management of capital projects, address deferred maintenance and physical infrastructure needs, and advance important safety and property protection programs, Operations is reorganizing some elements of the Facilities, Protective Services, and Environment, Health and Safety Divisions, effective May 15. Go here for a message from Glenn Kubiak.

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Facilities to Host Fall Hazards Safety Stand-Down

From May 8 to 12, the Facilities Division will participate in the National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction. The Stand-Down focuses on fall hazards and reinforcing the importance of fall prevention. Other divisions are invited to participate. Contact Kevin Goodwin at ext. 5176 or kegoodwin@lbl.gov. More information is available here.

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Additional Parking Availability in Lot I; Partial Pit Closure on April 13

New parking stalls were created at the far eastern portion of the Lot I (see map). These spaces are available while Lot J is closed. Also, approximately half of the Pit parking lot will be closed April 13 to 14, reopening on Monday, April 17. Go here to view a map detailing the various Facilities projects and impacts around the Lab.

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S-Road Narrowed to One Lane on April 10

Traffic on S-Road, just south of Building 76 and connecting McMillan Road and and Glaser Road, will be reduced to one lane on Monday for waterline repairs. For the safety of the Lab community, flaggers will direct vehicles and pedestrians. Please contact Dan Galvez (x6213) with questions. Go here to view a map detailing the various Facilities projects and impacts around the Lab (click on red areas for details).

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Lot J Closed, Lot I Open Starting April 6

Parking Lot J will close due to construction activities, with a planned reopening on Monday, May 22. To offset the lost parking, a portion of Lot I will open for parking and will remain open while J lot is closed. Staff are encouraged to explore alternative commute options. Go here to view a map detailing the various Facilities projects and impacts around the Lab.

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Shyh Wang Hall Achieves LEED Gold

Shyh Wang Hall is among the Lab’s six buildings with LEED certification, with one Platinum and five Gold certifications. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building certification that rates a building’s sustainability aspects, including indoor environmental quality and the efficient use of water, energy, and materials. More>

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Pit Parking Lot Closure Scheduled for March 23 Postponed to March 28

Due to a delay in construction activities, the Blackberry Pit (D) parking lot will not close on March 23 as previously announced. Instead, the lot will close on Tuesday, March 28, and reopen on Wednesday, March 29. See map of typically underutilized parking lots and parking/road closures.

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Lab’s Restroom Retrofit Project Saves Over Half a Million Gallons of Water Per Year

Sustainable Berkeley Lab (SBL) and Facilities partnered to retrofit restrooms across the Hill site, resulting in an annual water savings of over half a million gallons. This effort supports the Lab’s goal to reduce water-use intensity by 36% by 2025. More>

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Hoteling Workstations Now Available in Bldg. 50A

Starting today, six hoteling workstations located in 50A-2177 are available for short-term use by guests, off-site employees needing a place to work between meetings on the Hill, or employees who have been temporarily displaced due to relocation. The workstations can be reserved through Google calendar. Direct questions or comments to Spaceplanning@lbl.gov.

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