National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Energy Systems Integration Facility
With a growing need for clean energy, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) embarked on an initiative called Energy Systems Integration to promote research and improve these technologies. The new facility houses equipment to support a comprehensive research effort that includes modeling and testing of proposed power systems in a controlled environment. Commensurate with NREL’s objective to develop high-efficiency energy systems, they sought an energy-efficient facility to house their research efforts. SGH commissioned the building enclosure systems.