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Building Energy & Environment Division

The Building Energy & Environment Division develops measurement science, predictive models, and performance metrics to improve the energy efficiency of building components and systems, reduce building related CO2 emissions, enhance the quality of the indoor environment, and improve the building design and construction process through the integration of information, communications, sensing, and automation technologies.

Through extensive publications and active participation in consensus organizations such as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society for Testing and Materials, and the Fully Integrated and Automated Technology Consortium, research results from the Division are disseminated to the private sector in a timely manner and provide the basis for many consensus standards used throughout the building industry.

News and Updates

Industry Impacts

Heat Pump Efficiency

High-efficiency heat pumps can save consumers money on heating and cooling homes and businesses—which often account for more than a quarter of their electricity

Projects and Programs

Intelligent Building Agents

Achieving national goals of net zero energy buildings requires substantial reduction in the energy consumption of commercial building systems. Although

Building Integration with Smart Grid

Developing a next generation "smart grid" requires new measurement science and industry standards that enable homes and buildings to interact with the grid. In

Software

CONTAM

CONTAM is a multizone indoor air quality and ventilation analysis computer program designed to help you determine: (a) airflows: infiltration, exfiltration, and

Tools and Instruments

Awards