Grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs) combine energy efficiency, strategic integration of renewables, and demand flexibility technologies and techniques to dynamically reduce and shift building energy use. GEB measures can lower energy costs and increase building performance while providing grid services that increase the reliability, flexibility, and resiliency of our electricity system. The Renewables Integration Technology Research Team is connecting researchers and commercial building partners to collect data, conduct demonstrations, and share information about GEB implementation.
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The Renewables Integration Team collaborates with researchers and industry experts to promote awareness and energy reduction through new technologies. Contact the Better Buildings Alliance to learn how you can get involved.
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Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings Initiative
DOE research is helping make buildings become smarter about the amount and timing of energy use through the Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings (GEB) Initiative. In addition to improving the energy efficiency of the overall building, this research focuses on making equipment more intelligent through next-generation sensors, controls, connectivity, and communication.
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
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SunShot Resource Center
The Solar Energy Resource Center has over 100 unique documents developed by DOE, the national laboratories, and SunShot awardees.
Meet the Technology Expert
Dr. Tim LaClair is a Senior Researcher with over 25 years experience developing and deploying advanced energy efficiency technologies. He currently works in the Building Thermal Energy Science group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and was previously at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His research interests include energy storage and utilization, heat transfer, thermal-fluid sciences, boiling and two-phase flow, electrification and decarbonization of buildings, as well as vehicle fuel efficiency and electric vehicles. Recent research at NREL has focused on R&D of phase change, thermochemical, and sensible thermal energy storage systems, in support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Stor4Build Consortium for Building Energy Storage. Tim also leads the Renewables Integration Technology Research Team for the DOE’s Better Buildings Alliance. If you would like more information on the Renewables Integration Team, please contact GEB@nrel.gov.