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Building Equipment Research

Helping industry launch energy-efficient building equipment technologies

The Building Equipment Research Group uses extensive experimental facilities, advanced hardware-based design models, and incorporation of emerging materials to help industry. Research areas include: vapor compression cycles, appliances, water heaters, heat pumps, air conditioners and dehumidifiers, and refrigeration systems.

For the past four decades, ORNL has executed numerous equipment technology research and development collaborations with industry and university partners. The Building Equipment Research Group has helped industry launch some of the most energy-efficient building equipment technologies on the market today.