Building design

Proactive energy management for next-generation building systems

Argonne is engaged in work to develop sensors and controls to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. As part of this effort, the laboratory is collaborating with an industrial partner, BuildingIQ, to design and test next-generation energy management systems for buildings.

Building Technologies Program Open Forum
The Argonne Building Technologies Program (BTP) is holding an open forum Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, from 2-3 p.m. at the Building 203 Auditorium.

The focus of the forum is to exchange ideas about research that may have application to increasing the energy efficiency of buildings and foster opportunities for collaboration among the laboratory divisions. The program is especially interested in identifying collaborative opportunities with sensors, controls, materials and grid integration. If you can think of ways to apply your research to buildings, BTP would like to hear about it!

Argonne microscopy facility receives LEED Gold awardJanuary 4, 2011

Argonne’s Sub-Angstrom Microscopy and Microanalysis facility, a building that houses cutting-edge microscopes that enable scientists to observe atoms and molecules at work, is so energy-efficient that it won a gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Green goal: Argonne wins federal award for energy savingsOctober 19, 2010

Argonne National Laboratory won a 2010 Federal Energy and Water Management Award for its aggressive energy savings plan, which relies on in-house personnel to find creative ways to reduce energy. The lab also employs outside companies for larger projects.

BuildingIQ makes Argonne smarter about energy managementSeptember 29, 2010

Victor Zavala is leading a pilot project with BuildingIQ, an energy management software company, which allows him to use his training to improve energy performance at Argonne's Theory and Computing Sciences building.

Argonne microscopy facility combines cutting-edge science, green architectureDecember 3, 2009

The laboratory's recently completed Sub-Angstrom Microscopy and Microanalysis facility received a Federal Water and Energy Management Award from DOE.