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Energy Systems Integration Facility

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The Energy Systems Integration Facility

The Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), designed to Platinum-level standards of U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®), incorporates a large number of energy efficiency and sustainability practices. Researchers housed within will help overcome challenges related to the interconnection of distributed energy systems and the integration of renewable energy technologies into the electricity grid. The ESIF will also contain advanced computational capability.

Fast Facts

  • Cost: $135M
  • Square feet: 182,500
  • Occupants: 205
  • Labs/Equipment: 14 laboratories, an Insight Visualization Center, a High Bay Control Room, and outdoor test beds
  • High Performance Computing Facility

Energy Efficiency Features

  • Natural ventilation through operable windows
  • Daylighting
  • Open air cubicles
  • LED lights with lighting control system
  • Radiant heating and cooling

Sustainability Features

  • Composting and recycling bins
  • Native and xeriscape vegetation

Learn more on the ESIF Web page.