Industrial Partners

Industrial Partners

Businesses and government research teams in both countries work together to accelerate invention and commercial success.

Preeminent manufacturing and technology development firms partner with researchers to co-lead selected research projects, participate in demonstration projects, spearhead planning efforts and information exchanges, and provide essential funding that amplifies research investments made by the U.S. and Chinese governments. Information about joining the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) can be found  at  Our consortium is partnered with the following businesses and NGOs with strong participation from both United States and China. For a summary of benefits to U.S. industry and the economy, IAB testimonials, and information on CERC-BEE's award-winning innovation, download our CERC-BEE Benefits Overview 

U.S. Industrial Advisory Board Members

Chairperson: Clay Nesler, Johnson Controls

  • 3M (St. Paul, MN)
  • BASF (Florham Park, NJ)
  • Citibank (New York, NY)
  • Dow Chemical Company (Midland, MI)
  • Energy Foundation, China Sustainable Energy Program (San Francisco, CA)
  • Energy Systems Group (Newburgh, IN)
  • ForestCity (Cleveland, OH)
  • Heller Manus (San Francisco, CA)
  • ICF International (Fairfax, VA)
  • Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) (Washington, DC)
  • International Living Futures Institute (ILFI) (Seattle, WA)
  • Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Lend Lease (New York, NY)
  • LumenCache (McCordsville, IN)
  • Lutron Electronics (Coopersburg, PA)
  • Microgrid Design of Mendocino (Comptche, CA)
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) (San Francisco, CA)
  • New Buildings Institute (NBI) (Portland, OR)
  • NexTek Power Systems (Detroit, MI)
  • NextEnergy (Detroit, MI)
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, TN)
  • Paulson Institute (Chicago, IL)
  • Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute (Chicago, IL)
  • Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) (Basalt, CO)
  • Saint-Gobain (Malvern, PA)
  • United Technologies (UTC)/United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) (Farmington, CT)
  • University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
  • University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
  • Walt Disney Imagineering (Glendale, CA)
  • WattStopper (San Jose, CA)
  • Word Resources Institute Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) (Washington, DC)

China Industry Members

  • Beijing Persagy Energy Saving Technology (Beijing)
  • Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA) (Beijing)
  • Center of Science and Technology of Construction, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) (Beijing)
  • China Academy of Building Research (CABR) (Beijing)
  • China Association of Building Energy Efficiency (CABEE) (Beijing)
  • China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone Holdings Co. Ltd (Shenzhen)
  • China State Construction and Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) (Beijing)
  • National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC) (Beijing)
  • Shenzhen Institute for Building Research (SZIBR) (Shenzhen)
  • Tsinghua University (Beijing)
  • Xiamen University (Xiamen)
  • Zhuhai Xingye Green Construction Technology Co. Ltd  (Zhuhai)

Information about joining the Industrial Advisory Board can be found at