FLEXLAB

  • FLEXLAB and the Future of Energy Efficiency - by Genentech

  • U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman, University of California President Janet Napolitano, and PG&E Senior Vice President Helen Burt, among other leaders, to speak about the power of FLEXLAB to reduce energy use and save money.

  • Four large test beds (one rotating, one two-story, two single story) allow a variety of testing scenarios using large-scale mockups.

  • FLEXLAB is the brainchild of our nation’s leading energy experts at Berkeley Lab – the home of energy efficiency innovations that have saved Americans billions of dollars.

  • First of its kind in the world research lab to test strategies that get to much more aggressive whole building energy savings.

DOE’s FLEXLAB at Berkeley Lab is the most flexible, comprehensive, and advanced building efficiency simulator in the world, and it’s unleashing the full potential of energy efficiency in buildings. FLEXLAB lets users test energy-efficient building systems individually or as an integrated system, under real-world conditions. FLEXLAB test beds can test 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.