At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Research Support Facility (RSF) houses about 1,300 federal employees and is one of the largest net-zero office buildings in the world -- meaning it produces as much energy as it consumes. Energy efficiency features at the RSF include daylighting, low-emissivity windows, building orientation, and super insulation.
Image: Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Date taken: 2010-08-17 12:00
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Illinois Accelerator Research Center
The 83,000 square-foot Illinois Accelerator Research Center, a new building at Fermilab, is aiming for a LEED Gold rating from the US Green Building Council, a rating recognizing the building's limited use of natural resources and increased energy efficiency.
Image: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Date taken: 2013-08-14 12:00
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Building Technologies Research and Integration Center
This facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory allows researchers to study the impacts of climate on attic and roof assemblies, building envelopes, insulation and air barrier systems. It can also be used to demonstrate the performance of equipment like water heaters, combined heat and power systems and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems.