C-BEST – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Team Members 
Principal Investigator: Yining Qin, staff scientist
Entrepreneurial Lead: Edward Silva, program manager, UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Industry Mentor: Roger Werne, Industry Partnerships Office Deputy director

Technology Description

The Commercial Building Energy Saving Technology (C-BEST) is an optimized control technology for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems in commercial buildings such as office, retail, and computer centers. C-BEST provides an online, real-time, deep learning, self-modeling, and advanced non-linear optimization solver technology. The technology is a risk-free, low-cost, capital-free investment in energy efficiency that has the potential to reduce a commercial building’s energy bill by 10%-30%. Through Energy I-Corps, the C-BEST team expects to learn business skills and find potential customers while piloting market-ready applications for their technology.