Buildings require a lot of energy to provide the comforts and functionality that are so much a part of our everyday lives — lighting, heating, cooling, computing, refrigeration, etc. According to the Energy Information Association, residential and commercial buildings consume more energy than transportation and industry and account for nearly 40 percent of total U.S. energy consumption.
The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design demonstrates a commitment to build to the most stringent standards in the world in a way that not only does less harm to the environment, but is actually restorative and gives back to the environment and the community.
Tech’s Sustainable Thermal Systems Lab is looking at waste heat recovery, space-conditioning, water heating and refrigeration, carbon sequestration and more, with the goal of sustainable energy usage and reduced carbon footprints.
Our research is revolutionizing designs, technologies, and management practices to reduce energy consumption, improve efficiency, and create more environmentally soundresidential and commercial structures.