Facilities

EAEI develops and maintains unique advanced research and test facilities for cooperative and sponsored R&D.

The Energy Analysis & Environmental Impacts Division at LBNL has an extensive array of testing capabilities for energy and environmental and health analysis, policy support, and evaluation of technologies across power/utility, building, transportation, and other sectors.  

 

Energy Usage and Performance

Evaluates performance of room air conditioners, packaged terminal air conditioners, and packaged terminal heat pumps
Features side-by-side indoor and outdoor chambers
Includes independently controlled temperature, humidity, and air flow
Research Area: Energy Usage and Performance
Evaluates performance of split type central air conditioners and heat pumps
Includes side-by-side indoor and outdoor chambers
Features independently controlled temperature, humidity, and air flow
Research Area: Energy Usage and Performance
Evaluates performance of household refrigerators and freezers
Designed to maintain a single point operating condition
Capable of testing four refrigeration units simultaneously
Research Area: Energy Usage and Performance

Indoor Air Quality

State-of-the-art analytical systems for measuring and evaluating indoor air quality
Enables evaluation of prototype technologies for research and industry
Research Area: Indoor Air Quality
Supports analysis of indoor air quality and health
Serves as a resource for university and private sector research and education
Research Area: Indoor Air Quality
Enables the characterization of residential range hood performance
Analyzes pollutant emissions associated with cooking devices and activities
Includes measures of airflow, sound pressure, and pollutant capture efficiency
Research Area: Indoor Air Quality
Evaluates pollutant emissions and fuel consumption of stoves used in the developing world
Evaluates prototype stove designs and compares existing products
Research Area: Indoor Air Quality