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Credit: Oak Ridge National Lab
13–Energy Efficiency Ratio Window Air Conditioner
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN Partners: General Electric - Fairfield, CT
A New Generation of Building Insulation by Foaming Polymer Blend Materials with CO2
Lead Performer: Industrial Science & Technology Network - Lancaster, PA
Accelerated Aging of Roofing Materials
Lead Performer: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Berkeley, CA Partner: Q-Lab Corporation - Westlake, OH
Advanced Ground Source Heat Pump Technology for Very-Low-Energy Buildings
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN Partners: -- ClimateMaster - Oklahoma City, OK -- Oklahoma State University - Stil...
Advanced Rotating Heat Exchangers
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN Partners: Sandia National Laboratory - Albuquerque, NM
Advanced Variable Speed Air-Source Integrated Heat Pump
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Advanced Window and Shading Technologies
Lead Performer: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Berkeley, CA
Alternative Interconnect Manufacturing

Lead Performer: Vadient Optics LLC – Eugene, OR

Alternative Refrigerant Evaluation for High-Ambient-Temperature Environments
Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN Partners: Navigant Consulting, Inc. – Burlington, MA
Carnegie Mellon University
Turnkey-2013: An Extensible Sensing and Control Platform for Building Energy Management (ended 2014)
A team led by CMU researchers is developing an open-source building automation system (BAS) for small and medium commercial buildings.
Automated Process for the Fabrication of Highly Customized Thermally Insulated Cladding Systems
Lead Performer: Poly Cel, Inc. - Marlborough, MA Partner: Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Worcester, MA
BENEFIT-2014: A New Hybrid Approach to Energy Modeling
LBNL researchers are developing inverse modeling algorithms to recover infiltration rates and internal thermal mass from zone temperature streams.
Building-Integrated Heat and Moisture Exchange (STTR Phase 1 and 2)
Lead Performer: Architectural Applications - Portland, OR
Cool Asphalt Shingles
Lead Performer: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Berkeley, CA
CORE-2012: Autotune
A team led by researchers at ORNL is developing algorithms for automatically calibrating energy models to exceed ASHRAE guideline 14 requirements.
CORE-2013: Energy Modeling Community Resources
NREL is working with RMI and IBPSA-USE to develop online resources for energy modelers and their clients, including architects and building owners.
Development of a Bio-Based, Inexpensive, Noncorrosive, Nonflammable Phenolic Foam for Building Insulation
Lead Performer: Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems – Boston, MA
Dynamic Windows
Lead Performer: National Renewable Energy Laboratory - Golden, CO
Dynamically Responsive Infrared Window Coatings
Lead Performer: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Richland, WA
Fluorescent Pigments for High-Performance Cool Roofing and Facades
Lead Performer: PPG Industries - Pittsburgh, PA Partner: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Berkeley, CA
High Performance Colloidal Nanocrystals

Lead Performer: Lumisyn, LLC – Rochester, NY

Highly Insulating Residential Windows Using Smart Automated Shading
Lead Performer: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Berkeley, CA
Human Behavior, Standards and Tools to Improve Design & Operation
Lead Performer: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab - Berkeley, CA