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Energy Savings for an AC and Refrigeration Compressor Control Retrofit

According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Energy Data Book, space cooling and refrigeration comprise close to 15% of commercial building site energy use. For the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), this…

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Fraunhofer CSE Develops First Bio-Based Phenolic Foam Samples

This past January, Fraunhofer CSE was selected by the U.S. Energy Dept. Building Technology Office to develop a new bio-based phenolic foam to be used in building insulation. Working with partners from the…

President Barack Obama speaking at the first White House Demo Day, where the 80 winners of the SBA 2015 Growth Accelerator Competition were announced. Photo source: White House YouTube

Fraunhofer TechBridge winner of the 2015 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

On August 4th, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Fraunhofer TechBridge as one of eighty winners of the 2015 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition at the first-ever White House Demo Day. “The entrepreneurial…

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MA Assistant Secretary of Tech, Innovation and Entrepreneurship visits Fraunhofer CSE

On July 14, Fraunhofer CSE welcomed Katie Stebbins, the newly appointed Assistant Secretary of Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, to their headquarters….

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Fraunhofer CSE showcases Plug & Play PV Systems at Intersolar North America

From July 16-18, Fraunhofer CSE participated in Intersolar North America 2015 in San Francisco, CA. Drawing over 18,000 attendees, the 2015 Intersolar exhibition and conference focused on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies,…

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Fraunhofer CSE, Jacobs to Develop Building Energy Retrofit for Holyoke Community College Buildings

Fraunhofer CSE will be working with Jacobs and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) to identify at least one building envelope retrofit strategy for the Holyoke Community…

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Fraunhofer CSE Researcher Authors New Text Book on PCM

Dr. Jan Kosny, Fraunhofer CSE Building Enclosure Program Lead, has authored a new text book on Phase Change Materials (PCM) entitled Enhanced Building Components: An Application of Phase Change Materials in Building Envelopes…

Fraunhofer CSE Center Director Christian Hoepfner explains the PV testing capabilities at the Fraunhofer CSE Living Laboratory to Secretary Beaton and Commissioner Judson.

MA Secretary for Energy and Environment, DOER Commissioner Visit Fraunhofer CSE

On April 30, 2015, Fraunhofer CSE welcomed Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton and Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Commissioner Judith Judson for a visit of the 5 Channel Center…

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The Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Impacts of Telecommuting and e-Commerce

Energy Impacts of Telecommuting and E-Commerce For more than a decade, most forms of communication have become increasingly digital. From downloading an e-book to sending an email, this shift has changed the way…

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Intelligent Buildings and Big Data at CABA Forum 2015

This year’s annual CABA Intelligent Buildings and Digital Home Forum coincided with the 2015 Broadband Communities Summit in Austin TX. Combined, the Broadband Communities Summit and the CABA Forum brought together over 1,000…

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