There was a small fire in Building 70-264A on Jan. 13. The source of the fire is not known at this time and there were no injuries reported. The building will remain closed at least until the afternoon of Jan. 14. A meeting for building occupants takes place Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium (call in number: 866-740-1260, 4864905#).
The site serves as a one-stop shop for electrical safety needs, and is a good source of information, as many changes to the Lab’s program are on the way. Staff are encouraged to offer feedback on the new site, as well as bookmark it for future reference. More>
Shutting down equipment and utilities helps the Lab realize significant energy cost savings. Also, mail, receiving, cafeteria, shuttle bus, and other Facilities services will be affected. More>
The installation of new electrical gear will block the parking spaces between the ATM machine and the entrance to the cafeteria on Dec. 17. The installation will require an electrical shutdown from 6 a.m. on Dec. 26 to Dec. 30 at 6 a.m. Affected buildings include 50, 54, 70, 70A, 88 and the 65 complex. More>
The San Jose Mercury News recently took a look at Berkeley Lab’s new General Purpose Laboratory building, noting that it will be home to the Lab’s portion of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research battery hub. Researchers Venkat Srinivasan and Brett Helms gave the reporter an overview of what to expect in the coming years. More>
Maintenance on the high voltage system for Buildings 13B, 51 Area, 51F, 55, 55A, 56A, 56W, 60, 63, 64, 71 complex, 81, 82, 90 requires power to these locations and surrounding areas to be de-energized. Back-up generators will be used. Normal power is expected to be restored by Sunday. More>
Zerfas, who has worked at the Guest House since 2010 and previously served as assistant general manager, will assume her new duties on Nov. 1. Pacific Plaza Hotels took over management of operations on Aug. 31.
Among the building’s new tenants will be the Berkeley Lab site of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, or JCESR, a multi-lab program led by Argonne National Laboratory aimed at achieving revolutionary advances in battery performance. Go here to watch a video of the dedication. More>
The new space resembles an Italian-style plaza, featuring wheelchair friendly picnic tables, stabilized decomposed granite, potted lavender and rosemary, and new umbrellas. The area is a perfect place to socialize and exchange ideas. More>
The shutdown is required for integration with new F$M system. To request Facilities Division work during that time, call x6274. The center’s hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call x5481 for after-hours emergencies.