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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 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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Improving Electric Grid Stability through HVAC Chillers

By Leo Su – Former Fraunhofer CSE Fellow; Master’s Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Building Technology Lab Despite its enormous size, the North American electric power grid is, in fact, a finely tuned…

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