Berkeley Innovative Solutions (BIS) Consulting Group

BIS (Berkeley Innovative Solutions) is a student-run consulting organization that partners with companies of all sizes on energy and sustainability-related projects. Join us for our 2019 info sessions to learn more about the program and sign up for this Fall's projects.

Thursday, August 29th 1-2pm

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LEEF community

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LEEF is on the look for new enthusiastic members!  


BERC runs a number of programs in collaboration with UC Berkeley and the larger Bay Area community.

BERC Innovative Solutions (BIS) connects local companies, non-profits, and government agencies with multi-disciplinary teams of UC Berkeley graduate students for semester-long consulting projects.

Summit 2019 Recap

March 11, 2019

BERC Summit 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the 13th annual BERC Energy Summit! We had a great time welcoming all of you and learning more about the exciting work being done around energy and resources in the Cal community and beyond. A big thanks to all our sponsors and speakers who made this Summit the best yet.

BERC Engineers (BERC-E)

The mission of BERC-E is to form a close-knit group of graduate students from engineering and science departments to discuss a variety of energy topics over pizza and beer. We cover a wide range of topics, including but not limited to solar energy, batteries, life-cycle analysis, combustion, and energy efficiency. Our meetings are an informal way to meet other students from the science and engineering side of campus interested in energy and to form collaborations or get advice on research.

How does trash impact climate change? Resources Roundtable finds out

November 13, 2018

Zero waste, recycling and the environmental impacts of our built environment fueled debate at this year's installment of BERC's Resources Roundtable, drawing decisionmakers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and private waste management. 



SEED volunteers work with the same group of students for a semester, primarily by leading experiments exploring energy science and mentoring projects. There are two components of SEED’s outreach:

Alternative Energy Speaker Series

The Alternative Energy Speaker Series is a series of speakers held at The Haas School of Business during the Fall Semester. Speakers are alumni or friends of UC Berkeley who are leaders in the energy, resources, or impact investing industries.

Speakers typically talk about their firm and their role and also share their story about how they navigated the often complicated and difficult to break-into clean energy industry.


BERC External Events Funding Program

Funding is distributed based on funding requests submitted to the BERC Executive Team. All BERC members are eligible to apply for reimbursement for approved events, including:

  • Energy & Resource Case Competitions
  • Energy & Resource Conferences

Note: academic conferences outside of BERC’s purview are not eligible