FLEXLAB (Facility for Low-Energy eXperiments in Buildings) is the first testbed in the world that can evaluate the energy efficiency of major building systems, as an integrated system, under real-world conditions. Stakeholders can evaluate energy-efficient building technologies individually or as integrated systems in advance of building projects or retrofits, in order to:
- Optimize integrated systems to maximize energy savings
- Ensure occupant comfort and user-friendliness
- Verify cost-benefit numbers
- Train building operators
- Build confidence in new technologies
By measuring a building’s energy use under real-world conditions and on a significant scale, FLEXLAB provides real-time assessment of building energy use. FLEXLAB offers a way to test-drive energy efficiency systems, identify problems, and make changes before breaking ground. FLEXLAB unleashes the real potential of energy efficiency in buildings.