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Buildings & EnergyLowering energy consumption while improving occupant comfort
The building energy systems platform optimizes the integration of solar energy equipment into buildings (BIPV) and addresses vehicle-to-home (V2H) convergence. The platform develops, integrates, and characterizes building components to lower their actual energy consumption and improve comfort for building occupants. The platform aims to reduce energy losses at the building envelope; facilitate the integration of renewable energy and, especially, solar; improve equipment performance and yields; and develop a holistic approach to the building in its environment by integrating components optimally.
And, with a 1:1 scale testing facility, the platform gives OEMs and systems integrators the resources they need to test innovative solutions with the capacity to boost building energy performance.
The platform is home to:
A 1:1 outdoor testing lab for characterization of building envelope constructions and components; this area includes four instrumented test homes, a building for testing facade implementations, and fourteen modular rooftops
A controlled atmosphere testing area
In addition to these labs, the platform also has multiphysics, multi-scale numerical analysis capabilities.
50 researchers and technicians
€1.5 million in investment
4 instrumented buildings of 100 m2
More than 20 industrial partners
Hydrogen Production & Storage
Large Surface Printed Electronics
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.