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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…

State Representative Tom Golden Visits Fraunhofer CSE

Massachusetts State Representative Tom Golden, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, visited Fraunhofer CSE’s office on November 15. On a tour of the labs with the Center’s Executive Director…

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…

The Human Aspect of Electric Grid Operation

Extreme weather events, technical and human failure, or sabotage (e.g., with weapons of mass destruction), can disrupt human infrastructure and impact the electrical grid, provoking cascading failures or blackouts that can affect millions…

Fraunhofer CSE to Collaborate with University of New Mexico on 2015 NSF CRISP Grant

On September 14, 2015, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the twelve Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP) Project winners at the White House Smart Cities Week kick-off event. The CRISP awards…

Governor Patrick tours Fraunhofer CSE's solar research labs.

Commonwealth’s Clean Energy Industry Continues to Grow

At a press event held at Fraunhofer CSE’s Building Technology Showcase yesterday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick formally unveiled the 2013 Clean Energy Industry Report – the latest in a series of annual “report…

PEVs charging at CSE's solar research facility in Albuquerque.

CSE Takes DOE’s Workplace Charging Challenge

In January, the US Department of Energy launched the EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge, an initiative that encourages companies across the United States to offer charging opportunities to employees who own an electric vehicle….

CSE’s Building America projects include laboratory work as well as field testing carried out in several US states.

Fraunhofer CSE’s Building America Research Now Available

For the past fifteen years, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program has drawn on researchers, industry, and the US national lab system to develop and demonstrate market-ready solutions for builders and homeowners that improve durability,…

The Cleantech Commonwealth: Undersecretary Barbara Kates-Garnick Keynotes the Building Technologies Symposium

On June 21st, 2012, Fraunhofer CSE co-hosted the Building Technologies Symposium, a cross-disciplinary event intended to bring together building technology researchers and industry representatives to discuss the barriers and issues they face in the North…

CSE Scientific Director Dr. Christian Hoepfner and Ambassador Ammon tour CSE's labs in Cambridge.

Fraunhofer CSE Hosts German Ambassador

On Wednesday morning, June 20th, we had the privilege of hosting  Dr. Peter Ammon, Germany’s Ambassador to the United States. During his tour, the Ambassador was accompanied by Consul Friedrich Loehr and Claudia…

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