Building Energy

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…

Fraunhofer CSE Presents New Building Materials at BAU 2017, Munich

Fraunhofer CSE exhibited and presented results of its latest building energy efficiency research at BAU 2017, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials, and systems. The trade fair was held at Messe…

Registration Open for Thermal Mass Workshop V, Clearwater Beach, FL

Fraunhofer CSE’s Building Enclosures expert Dr. Jan Kosny is hosting Thermal Mass Workshop V on current research and new applications in the areas of thermal storage and thermal stability of buildings in the…

Digitizing Electricity

LED lighting has a long lifetime and is highly efficient. Its initial cost, however, is approximately two times higher than the price for equivalent compact fluorescent lamps, which makes it difficult to replace…

Alliance to Save Energy, Congressional Staff Members Visit Fraunhofer CSE

In August a group of congressional staff members from Washington D.C. visited Fraunhofer CSE as part of a multi-day, energy efficiency-focused visit to Boston. The trip was organized by the Alliance to Save…

Inexpensive Aerogel Panes for Window Retrofit for ARPA-E SHIELD Project

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced in May that it was going to provide $31 million in funding for 14 projects as part of ARPA-E’s newest program: Single-Pane…

Fraunhofer CSE Helps to Develop Energy Efficient Window Thermal Control for ARPA-E SHIELD Project

On May 18th 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $31 million in funding for 14 projects as part of ARPA-E’s newest program: Single-Pane Highly Insulating Efficient Lucid…

Fraunhofer CSE Has Been Selected for a Building America Project!

A Fraunhofer CSE project, entitled “Physics-based Interval Data Models to Automate and Scale Home Energy Performance Evaluations“, has been selected for an award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Program. Building…

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