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Energy Efficient Lab Homes

Energy Efficient Lab Homes - PNNL has two (Baseline & Experimental) 1,500 square-foot double-wide manufactured homes ("Lab Homes") set up side by side for the specific purpose of conducting energy efficiency & buildings to grid research. The Baseline Home serves as a control typifying an average existing home in the inland eastern Pacific Northwest region, while the other, the Experimental Home, is used to test a new technology. The Lab Homes serve as a project test-bed and are fully instrumented with controllable circuits, dual heating systems, environmental sensors, occupancy simulation, and a weather station. Researchers and sponsors can access results and reports as new energy saving technologies are tested.

For more information go to the PNNL Lab Homes website.


Lighting Metrology Laboratory

Lighting Metrology Laboratory - PNNL maintains a nationally accredited lighting test laboratory and staff expertise to effectively evaluate advanced lighting systems and their applications. Our Lab's wide-ranging capabilities include the ability to perform photometric, photoelectric, long-term performance, and stress testing.



Energy Efficient Lab Homes

Connected Lighting Test Bed - The lab is configured to enable in-situ testing of lighting products of various types to assist in understanding and developing solutions to configuration complexity, lack of interoperability between devices and systems, data-driven energy management, and to support market adoption activities. The lab contains two 18’ x 18’ variable height ceiling grids have been installed in the high-bay space. These grids are attached to lighting trusses and electric hoists that can raise and lower test luminaires to support a wide range of tests and measurements.

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