Today at Berkeley Lab

Chu Hall Garners LEED Gold Certification

Chu Hall has achieved LEED Gold Certification. LEED is a prominent green building certification that rates a building’s sustainability aspects, including indoor environmental quality and the efficient use of water, energy, and materials. Chu Hall (Bldg. 30) joins the Lab’s three other LEED Gold buildings and one LEED Platinum building. More>

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One-Way Traffic in Areas Where Storm Drain Berm Installations Take Place

Beginning Thursday, Aug. 18, through Wednesday, Aug. 24, Facilities will be installing berms around storm drain openings at various Lab locations. This will reduce traffic to one-lane, two-way traffic for two to three days at each location. Follow flagger directions in these areas. See map for details.

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Building 15 Stairs Closed for Repair Until October; Will Impact Parking

From Aug. 8 to Sept. 30, repairs to the wooden stairs and retaining wall near Building 15 will result in closing the stairs between Building 15 and N1 Road and a dozen parking spaces on N1 Road. N1 Road will remain open to traffic. Map>

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Sally’s Alley Temporarily Closed July 30 and 31

Due to sewer manhole maintenance, Facilities will close Sally’s Alley for a few hours this weekend. Additionally, one-lane, two-way traffic controls will be in place on Segre Road between Buildings 6 and 43, on Lawrence Road in front of 45 and 48, and on Glaser Road in front of 79, 77 and 77A.

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Critical Staging Space, AKA ‘the Boneyard’ Now Open

The storage area under Building 46 is open to all divisions. Critical Institutional Staging Space (CISSP) is intended for short term staging of materials being used for active projects, critical spares without which would take down science, or emergency response equipment (i.e. generators). Send e-mail to receive a CISS MOU and request a form.

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Cyclotron Road Reduced to One Lane on July 23

To accommodate tree removal, Cyclotron Road traffic will be reduced to one lane, controlled by flaggers. Cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians should use caution in this area and follow flagger directions.

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Changes in Parking Availability in Lot B1 and Lot D This Week

The Blackberry Pit parking lot (Lot D) will reopen for parking midweek the week of July 18. On Tuesday, July 19, ongoing construction activities will result in the closing of approximately two dozen spots in the Bevatron lot (Lot B1) during July and August. More>

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In Memoriam: Facilities Retiree James Bruzzone

Bruzzone recently passed away at the age of 83. He worked at the Lab from 1958 to 1995, serving as the technical supervisor of the Labor Shop in Facilities. He spent many years supporting the infrastructure of the Bevatron. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 30 at 9:45 a.m. at the Christ the King Parish in Pleasant Hill, followed by a reception.

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Sally’s Alley Closed June 25

Segre Road (Sally’s Alley) will be closed during removal of a large eucalyptus tree that is located on the hillside between Building 43 and Old Town Building 14. For more information, contact Dave Dovichi (x2958) or Mike Elizalde (510-812-0671). Lab map >

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Deadlines for End-of-Year Furniture Orders

Those who need custom furniture requiring design assistance must place orders by August 1. Contact Keith Scholz at Staples to schedule an appointment. Those using eBuy for ready-to-use furniture must place orders by August 19.

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