The Department of Energy FLEXLAB® at Berkeley Lab is the most flexible, comprehensive and advanced building efficiency simulator in the world.
The facility, located directly in front of ETA Building 90 at the Lab, allows users to test energy-efficient building systems individually or as an integrated system, under real-world conditions. Builders, architects, engineers and developers may use the facility for a fee to conduct important research about a building -- before it is built.
FLEXLAB test beds can monitor and assess HVAC, lighting, windows, building envelope, control systems, and plug loads, in any combination. Users can test alternatives, perform cost-benefit analyses, and ensure a building will be as efficient as possible — before construction or retrofitting even begins. FLEXLAB is the latest in Berkeley Lab’s long line of game-changing energy efficiency innovations., and it’s unleashing the full potential of energy efficiency in buildings. See the FLEXLAB web site for more information.