Residential, commercial, and industrial buildings are the nation’s primary consumers of energy and offer tremendous energy savings potential. They also serve as deployment platforms for decentralized renewable energy technologies and create additional efficiencies through improved building-to-grid integration. To address the associated energy-efficiency and renewable energy integration opportunities and challenges, ORNL conducts research through BTRIC’s Centers of Excellence focused on advancing (1) the building envelope, (2) building equipment, (3) system/building integration, and (4) building technologies deployment.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy