Welcome to BERC!
BERC connects, educates and motivates students, alumni, faculty and industry professionals to address the world's energy and resources challenges
The Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) hosts conferences and events covering key topics within energy and resources, including the annual Energy Summit, Resources Symposium, monthly BERCshops and regular social gatherings.
We provide our members with opportunities to engage with cutting-edge research and current industry applications through programs such as the Innovation Expo and Berkeley Innovative Solutions consulting projects, to name just a few.
On October 4, UC Berkeley and BERC hosted the 4th annual Smogathon highlighting the latest innovative air pollution solutions. The event was first launched in 2015 in Poland as a hackathon and has since evolved into an international competition with hundreds of applications featuring...Read more about BERC Hosts Annual Smogathon Competition
Buzz has been growing around electric water and space heaters as potent technology for helping California reach its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals. Recent state moves to require solar panels on all new residential homes by 2020 certainly make electric water and space heaters more...Read more about Are Electric Water and Space Heaters the Greenhouse Gas Solution for California?