FLEXLAB: LBNL's New Test Center for Low-Energy Buildings

A vast array of technologies exists today for making buildings greener, such as automated window shades, intelligent lighting controls, and smart heating and cooling. But how well do these components work together? With little field-testing of integrated building technologies, these questions are rarely answered.

Enter FLEXLAB. Like a giant, life-size set of building blocks, FLEXLAB will allow researchers and manufacturers to test buildings systems under “real-world” conditions, swap out configurations, and allow rigorous performance monitoring of key systems that impact energy consumption.

FLEXLAB begins to take shape

July 2012 Article

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