Callida Energy Partners with Berkeley Lab to Crowdsource New Building Technology Innovations
Callida Energy, a commercial building energy optimization solution provider, announced that it will partner with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in a Department of Energy (DOE) program designed to generate innovative smart building technology ideas to meet our building energy challenges. This program uses crowdsourcing campaigns that award cash prizes and incubation support to inventors who propose the winning solutions to smart building technology problems put forward in the campaigns.
This program is called JUMP (Join in the discussion, Unveil innovation, Motivate transformation and Promote technology-to-market) and uses crowdsourcing campaigns that award cash prizes and incubation support to inventors who propose the winning solutions to smart building technology problems put forward in the campaigns. The winning inventors also have an opportunity to work with the DOE national labs and the industry sponsors, such as Callida Energy, to explore commercializing their technology concepts.
Callida Energy has collaborated with Berkeley Lab to field a technology challenge to find novel ways to improve the measurement of air temperature throughout an office vs. having only one temperature measurement from a single thermostat. The Callida Energy/Berkeley Lab challenge asks inventors to figure out a way to gain these additional temperature measurements without adding any hardware.
“We are pleased to partner with Berkeley Lab in this innovative approach to crowdsource new ideas to improve building energy performance,” said Raphael Carty, Callida Energy CEO. “There is so much that can be done to optimize facility performance through building data analysis and this JUMP campaign will help get more people thinking about the problem and encourage them to enter the field and bring new perspectives.”
“Berkeley Lab will partner with Callida Energy on the DOE JUMP Call for Innovation to leverage our collective experience and crowdsource creative ideas to advance emerging technologies for smart buildings,” said Mary Ann Piette, Director of Berkeley Lab’s Building Technology and Urban Systems Division. Berkeley Lab is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory. It is managed by the University of California and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines.
About Callida Energy
Callida Energy is reinventing the way buildings work to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions while improving occupant comfort. Callida’s learning software delivers optimal building control strategies based on data-driven analysis of building data and occupants’ inputs. Callida was founded by software and building energy experts who are passionate about improving sustainability and efficiency in buildings.