Labs and research groups who are a part of CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute.

Idaho National Laboratory

Instrumentation, Control and Intelligent Systems

ICIS research is centered on developing components, programs, systems and individuals for any application that requires monitoring, control, and human interaction. External peer review and advisory committees made up of academic, R&D, and customer organizations provide independent and ongoing review of the strategy within the signature and the focus or research funds.

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University of Idaho

Integrated Design Lab-Boise

The University of Idaho Integrated Design Lab in Boise [IDL] is dedicated to the development of high performance energy efficient buildings in the Intermountain West. This is approached through research, education and outreach efforts with students, owners, and professional design and construction teams to transform practice and keep pace with the milestones of the 2030 Challenge.

Those who utilize the resources available through the IDL will design and construct buildings that are more comfortable for people, require less energy to maintain and operate, and enhance the health and productivity of inhabitants.

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University of Idaho

Power Applications Research Group

The Power Application Research Group at The University of Idaho is a collection of faculty members and graduate students exploring new applications in the fields of power systems control and communications and also smart grid.

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SmartDwell is focused on the proposition that the technology exists today to dramatically reduce the resources consumption of America’s households. The SmartDwell tools provide free information, analysis and results to enable you as a homeowner to make informed decisions as you learn, plan, optimize, create and sustain a resource neutral lifestyle.

Think of SmartDwell as a tool that will bring you to financial and resource independence as a homeowner. The path starts with information to build awareness and continues with step by step processes to take advantage of new efficient systems and menus of renewable resources that will reduce your carbon footprint.

University of Oregon

Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory

Researches how buildings, related transportation and land use systems, climate, and human behavior determine energy and resource use. Develops new materials, components, assemblies, whole buildings, and communities with improved performance. Consults and develops design tools to enable professionals to design more efficient buildings and communities. Educates professionals and students so they develop the knowledge and skills necessary for improving building energy performance. Collaborates with academia, government agencies, utilities, product developers, and the profession, and provides tools through their store.

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Virginia Commonwealth University

Modern Heuristics Research Lab

The Modern Heuristics Research lab focuses on theoretical as well as applied research in Computational Intelligence algorithms, such as Artificial Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic Systems and Unsupervised Learning Techniques. The Modern Heuristics Research lab is applying these methods in the areas of Energy, Cyber Security, Human-Machine Interfacing, Intelligent Control Systems, Software Defined Networks, Robotics, Visualizations and other areas.

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