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Fraunhofer CSE's Building Energy Systems group performs applied R&D to provide insights into the energy performance of building systems and develop new energy-saving technologies and practices.

Our interdisciplinary team has expertise in several core disciplines, including field monitoring, data analytics, behavioral analysis, energy modeling, and thermal and fluid science.

We create project teams tailored to the specific needs of each project to effectively and efficiently deliver for our clients. We:

  • Test, demonstrate, and evaluate the performance of emerging building technologies in the field
  • Develop building performance assessment and control algorithms
  • Evaluate the impact of people and behaviors on energy consumption
  • Characterize building energy consumption to inform policy decisions
  • Assess building technologies to identify high-impact opportunities

Recent Building Energy Systems 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

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

Fontanini, A., Abreu, J. - August 6, 2018, 5:00 PM. IEEE Power & Energy General Meeting. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR.
In typical load shape analysis, many different clustering methods have been used to segment customers, interpret...

ACEEE 2018 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.

August 14, 2018. ACEEE. Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA.
Joana Abreu and Michael Zeifman will present.

Latest Presentations & Publications

Connectivity: Adding Value through Controls and Data Analytics.

Zeifman, M. - August 16, 2018. ACEEE 2018 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. ACEEE. Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA.
Michael Zeifman will present on Panel 12 - Smart Buildings, Smart Grid, and the Internet of Things on Aug. 16, Session...

Putting People First: Case Studies in User-Centered Design.

Abreu, J. - August 14, 2018. ACEEE 2018 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. ACEEE. Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA.
Joana Abreu will present on Panel 8 - Capturing Savings through Behavior: Science and Practice on Aug 14, Session 1,...

Resilient, Smart, Dynamic.

Abreu, J. - August 14, 2018. ACEEE 2018 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. ACEEE. Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA.
Joana Abreu will present on Panel 11 – Resilient Sustainable Communities, on Aug 14, Session 2, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm.

Lab and Testing Facilities

The Building Energy Systems group conducts field testing in occupied commercial and residential buildings across the U.S. We also perform behavioral testing and data acquisition development in the Center headquarters in Boston, and have access to Fraunhofer’s outdoor testing capabilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Revere, MA.

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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Kurt Roth, Ph.D.
Director, Building Energy Systems
Office +1 (617) 575-7256
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