Renovated Boston warehouse reborn as a living lab for sustainable energy research

June 05, 2012 |

A 100-year-old former tannery warehouse in Boston is undergoing a major renovation to remake the structure as a living laboratory for sustainable energy and energy efficiency research. The $22 million project will allow researchers at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems(CSE) to investigate innovative green building strategies, including phase-change materials within the building’s walls, analysis of how energy is transferred to where it is needed most, and how the building generates power. Corporate partners are kicking in $2.7 million in advanced building energy technologies and services, and will participate in research projects.

(http://earthtechling.com/2012/05/bostons-living-lab-rising-on-the-waterfront/)

A 100-year-old former tannery warehouse in Boston is undergoing a major renovation to remake the structure as a living laboratory for sustainable energy and energy efficiency research. The $22 million project will allow researchers at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems(CSE) to investigate innovative green building strategies, including phase-change materials within the building’s walls, analysis of how energy is transferred to where it is needed most, and how the building generates power. Corporate partners are kicking in $2.7 million in advanced building energy technologies and services, and will participate in research projects.

(http://earthtechling.com/2012/05/bostons-living-lab-rising-on-the-waterfront/)

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