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Demonstrating a Net-Zero Solar Energy Elevator in a Boston Office Building

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, working with elevator manufacturer thyssenkrupp, prepared a report detailing how they achieved a net-zero solar energy elevator system in a Boston office building. thyssenkrupp published the…

Fraunhofer CSE Researcher Authors New Text Book on PCM

Dr. Jan Kosny, Fraunhofer CSE Building Enclosure Program Lead, has authored a new text book on Phase Change Materials (PCM) entitled Enhanced Building Components: An Application of Phase Change Materials in Building Envelopes…

CSE’s Building America projects include laboratory work as well as field testing carried out in several US states.

Fraunhofer CSE’s Building America Research Now Available

For the past fifteen years, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program has drawn on researchers, industry, and the US national lab system to develop and demonstrate market-ready solutions for builders and homeowners that improve durability,…

Fraunhofer CSE’s Dr. Peter Engelmann checks a data logger at a high-performance home.

Designing the High-Performance Home: Fraunhofer CSE Assesses Technology for Builders and Owners

“High-Performance.” For many Americans, it’s a term that summons up visions of gleaming sports cars or lightning-fast supercomputers. But in the last few years, a new and very different kind of “high-performance” item has emerged: a home…

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