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Fraunhofer CSE Hosts Inaugural Meeting of Phase Change Materials Industry Association

On October 5th 2017, Fraunhofer CSE hosted the inaugural meeting of the Phase Change Materials Industry Association of North America, whose mission it is to promote the development and use of phase change…

Fraunhofer CSE Develops New PIR-based Aerogel Insulation with DOE Funding

Buildings account for 40% of the energy consumption in the United States. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) announced that it is investing up to $15.8 million in 13 projects that…

Fraunhofer CSE Shines a Light on Energy Efficiency Day 2017

October 5th is Energy Efficiency Day 2017. On this day, for the second year in a row, a growing network of advocates, companies, government agencies, utilities and others join together to showcase the…

BEST5 Conference Building Enclosure Science & Technology

The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) is holding the BEST5 Conference on Building Enclosure Science and Technology from April 15-April 18, 2018 at Loews Philadelphia Hotel,…

SunRISE TechBridge Challenge II Winners Announced by DSM, Fraunhofer TechBridge™ and Greentown Labs

Four early-stage companies are announced as the winners of the SunRISE TechBridge Challenge II, which was designed to identify innovative solutions to reduce the levelized cost of electricity for photovoltaic (PV) systems. SunRISE…

Map showing the utilities in the scorecard, denoting the top performers.

The Most Energy-Efficient Utilities Are in Massachusetts

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has published its first energy efficiency scorecard for utilities and has found “striking regional differences” across the U.S. Eversource Massachusetts and National Grid Massachusetts top…

Truck Rooftop Solar Study Results on Cabot Creamery Cheese Trucks in the U.S.

A three-month study phase has ended for solar photovoltaic (PV) integrated reefer truck rooftops in the United States. Fraunhofer CSE (in Boston, MA) and Fraunhofer ISE (in Freiburg Germany) worked in cooperation with…

Demonstrating a Net-Zero Solar Energy Elevator in a Boston Office Building

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, working with elevator manufacturer thyssenkrupp, prepared a report detailing how they achieved a net-zero solar energy elevator system in a Boston office building. thyssenkrupp published the…

Boston Remains Top Scoring City for Energy Efficiency in the U.S!

A recently released report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) just scored cities across the United States for energy efficiency. Boston remains the top scoring city for energy efficiency, scoring…

Building Tech Forum 2017 Hosted at Fraunhofer CSE

On February 16, Fraunhofer CSE hosted the U.S. Green Building Council’s Building Tech Forum 2017: The Rise of the Smart Cities at CSE’s office and “Living Laboratory” for sustainable energy systems in South…

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