Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Inaugurates Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s General Purpose Lab

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was on hand October 23 to inaugurate Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s newest building. Designed by RMW architecture & interiors, the 43,000-square-foot General Purpose Laboratory will help “combat climate change and support economic growth by driving innovation across the clean energy landscape,” Moniz said in a statement. The facility includes office space for about 130 researchers and 33 labs. It was designed to bring together researchers in renewable energy production and storage, radiation, neuroscience, environmental remediation, structural and cell biology and other fields, for multidisciplinary projects.

“The General Purpose Laboratory will help scientists pursue groundbreaking scientific research needed to combat climate change and support economic growth by driving innovation across the clean energy landscape,” said Secretary Moniz. “The research at this lab will focus on key mission areas for the Department of Energy and will help continue America’s role as a global leader for science and innovation today and into the future.”