BCBTB provides manufacturers, practitioners, and researchers with the necessary tools to develop and test implementation of control algorithms, strategies, and systems that significantly improve the performance of both innovative and conventional buildings.
LBNL operates its Building 90 a bit like a living lab. The building’s Energy Information System (EIS) serves as a research platform to determine how EIS can help streamline building operations while improving energy efficiency and occupant comfort. An online dashboard provides a real-time summary of the building’s electricity, gas, and water use.
LBNL is building a Facility for Low-Energy eXperiments in Buildings (FLEXLAB). The facility will be comprised of a set of test beds and simulation platforms for research, development, and demonstration of low-energy building technology, control systems, and building systems integration.