Energy Technologies Area (ETA) researchers work to transfer new energy-efficient building technologies from the laboratory to the real world, and stimulate the use of underutilized, high-performance technologies through innovative deployment programs by:
- Developing, implementing, and evaluating proven, cost-effective energy efficiency measures in existing buildings
- Assembling confidence-building demonstrations of emerging technologies and energy management practices not commonly used by building professionals
- Developing and disseminating state-of-the-art field guidelines and protocols, such as those for savings measurement and verification
- Demonstrating the potential to achieve energy savings while maintaining or improving indoor environmental conditions such as reduced indoor air pollution, better lighting quality, and thermal comfort
- Transferring design and application methods and tools to private sector practitioners, including architecture and engineering firms
- Supporting energy savings performance contracting at the national level.
These activities speed the integration of energy-efficiency technologies and processes by demonstrating their effectiveness and performance.