Research & Commercialization

Research & Commercialization

We work to accelerate innovation, leading to commercial successes and real world impact.  The U.S. and China consortia's strategy to achieve cost effective very low energy buildings (VLEBs) is implimented through a collaborative research agenda with projects organized around the following topics:

  • Occupant Behavior
  • Integrated Design
  • Hybrid Ventilation
  • Cool Roof/Surface Coatings
  • Insulation and Air Barrier Technologies
  • Advanced Window Technologies
  • Lighting Controls
  • HVAC Systems
  • Microgrid Equipment Selection and Control
  • Integration and Operation in Real Time
  • New Heat Pump Design
  • Building Technology Integration
  • Commissioning
  • Data and Energy Management
  • Policy Analysis and Incentives
  • Operations and Management Methods