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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…

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…

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…

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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TechBridge Challenge Seeks Solutions for Advanced Industrial Surfaces

Fraunhofer TechBridge has announced its latest Challenge on novel surface technologies that improve energy efficiency (press release). The TechBridge Challenge is an open platform that seeks emerging technologies to address specific innovation gaps,…

Fraunhofer CSE’s Boston Office Receives LEED Gold Certification

Fraunhofer CSE has received LEED Gold certification for its Boston office building – a 100-year-old former warehouse, which was retrofitted by Fraunhofer and its partners from 2010 to 2013. The $27m retrofit turned…

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…

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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