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Fraunhofer CSE's Building Enclosures and Materials Group focuses on advanced thermal control technologies, applied to building enclosures, their components, and the whole building. The research group develops, designs and analyzes novel thermal insulations, thermal storage materials, radiant insulations, environmental barriers, structural materials and systems, building envelope technologies, controllable building enclosures, and building-integrated solar systems, through numerical analysis as well as laboratory and field testing. In addition, the group works to advance numerical tools for thermal and hygrothermal simulations of building components and whole buildings.

Recent Building Enclosures News

'Home energy scorecard' idea pulled from Senate energy bill.

Serreze, M. C., masslive.com, June 22, 2018 . BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Senate on June 14 unanimously approved an ambitious green energy bill that contains a...

Energy Experts and Officials Discuss Proposed Residential Energy Scorecard in South Boston.

Fraunhofer CSE, cleantechnotes.org, June 20, 2018. Buildings account for 40% of the energy consumption in the U.S., residential buildings for 20%. To make home energy...

Upcoming Events

BAU 2019.

January 14, 2019 - January 19, 2019. Messe München GmbH. Messe München, Munich, Germany.

Latest Presentations & Publications

A Data-Driven BIRCH Clustering Method for Extracting Typical Load Profiles for Big Data

Fontanini, A., Abreu, J. (2018). In: IEEE Power & Energy General Meeting. Portland: IEEE PES.
In typical load shape analysis, many different clustering methods have been used to segment customers, interpret...

New Generation of Bio-Based, Non-Corrosive Phenolic Foams.

Kosny, J. - June 20, 2018. VII Konferencja Solina 2018. Rzeszow University of Technology, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture. Dom Wypoczynkowy Atrium, Polanczyk, Poland.
Dr. Jan Koś›ny is keynote speaker, session chair (session 7) and contributor on research in aerogels and PCMs.

Nowa generacja aerogeli i pianek izolacyjnych wyzwania technologiczne i ogromne nowe możliwoś›ci.

Kosny, J. - June 20, 2018. VII Konferencja Solina 2018. Rzeszow University of Technology, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture. Dom Wypoczynkowy Atrium, Polanczyk, Poland.
Dr. Jan Koś›ny is keynote speaker, session chair (session 7) and contributor on research in aerogels and PCMs.

Lab and Testing Facilities

The Building Enclosures Group has indoor testing capabilities in the Center headquarters in Boston and also takes advantage of the environmental exposure testing capabilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico as well as in South Boston and Revere, Massachusetts.

Our Research Facilities

Partnerships

Fraunhofer CSE partners with a wide-array of leading governmental, industry, academic and research institutions around the world.

Our Partners

Contact

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Jan Kośny, Ph.D.
Director, Building Enclosures and Materials
Office +1 (617) 714-6525
Email