Building design

Behavior-Modifying Technologies for Reducing Water Use

Studying the current state of technologies that save water through behavioral changes and developing a road-map for future research efforts

Uncertainty Analysis and Bayesian Calibration

Developing research to identify and quantify the uncertainties in building energy models, developing Bayesian Calibration methods for reducing the uncertainty and improving building energy models and developing methods for assessing the risks related to uncertainty in building performance and energy savings of building retrofits

Commercial Building Agent-based Model

Developing, testing, and validating an agent based model of the commercial building market for studying the adoption and impact of new technologies on energy use in collections of buildings

Lakeside Sustainable Infrastructure Model

Developing a couple model of buildings, transportation systems, energy systems, and other urban infrastructure for long term planning and design of urban areas

Acoustic Building Infiltration Measurement System/Sonic Leak Quantifier

Developing, testing, and validating a new system for measuring the infiltration (uncontrolled air leakage) of all types of buildings

Buildings and Climate-Environment

Buildings consume over 40% of our nation’s total energy and over 75% of its electricity. In order to meet carbon reduction goals, our nation needs to reduce the energy use of both new and existing buildings. Argonne’s Building Energy Decision and Technology Research (BEDTR) team is developing new tools and technologies to support the design, construction, operation, and retrofit of more energy efficient buildings that also provide better comfort and indoor environmental quality for occupants.

Two Argonne teams win pitch competition, advance to national Lab-Corps training programApril 24, 2015

On April 17, the judges chose these two technologies from a pool of six finalists to participate in the national Lab-Corps training program.

Argonne APCF achieves LEED Gold ratingFebruary 13, 2015

Argonne’s Advanced Protein Characterization Facility has received the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. Construction of the APCF was funded by the State of Illinois.