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Heating and Cooling Equipment

  • Vapor Compression
  • Absorption
  • Desiccants
  • Building Cooling, Heating, and Power

Thermal Engineering

Envelope Systems


  • Roofs, Walls, Foundations
  • Fenestrations
  • Materials
  • Moisture

Building Design and Performance

  • Benchmarking
  • Rebuild America
  • Residential and Commercial Buildings Research
  • Industrialized Housing

Office of Building Technical Assistance

Federal Energy Management Program

Power Systems Research



A variety of arrangements are available for potential users to access the center. User agreements allow users to work on their projects with BTC staff. Cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs) enable users to share research costs with the Department of Energy. Work for Others Agreements enable the BTC to carry out proprietary research for full cost recovery. To date, nearly 300 organizations have used the facility under 36 separate agreements. Users include organizations such as Dow Chemical, Du Pont, Allied Signal, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Clayton Homes, Dow Corning, and the National Roofing Contractors Association. Academic institutions such as the University of Minnesota, the Technical University of Denmark, and Tennessee State University have served as partners with the BTC.

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Last Updated 2/10/09