As energy efficiency and clean energy technologies become more common, system challenges are forcing us to rethink traditional paradigms of energy system planning and operation. The Energy System Integration Facility is the right tool for the challenge.
Designated U.S. Department of Energy User Facility
The Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) is a member of the U.S. Department of Energy's national network of user facilities. The ESIF is available to government agencies, private companies, and universities to accelerate energy system research, development, and demonstration.
R&D Magazine recognized the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) for being a first-of-its-kind research facility that uniquely merges an ultra-energy-efficient workplace, an energy-efficient data center, and sophisticated high-bay laboratory spaces.
The Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) is the fifth facility at NREL to earn a platinum designation for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Home to 200 scientists and engineers, the ESIF is 40% more energy-efficient than a baseline building.
The Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides transformative capabilities to advance our nation’s energy system into a cleaner, more intelligent infrastructure.