Research and Professional Services

Research and Professional Services

Through sponsored research grants or professional services agreements, Penn State at The Navy Yard’s energy analytics, distributed energy and building energy efficiency capabilities include:

  • Collection, validation, management and analysis of building energy, benchmarking and microgrid related data
  • System design, data validation, management and analysis of utility bills, whole building interval electric data, measurement and verification (M&V) systems and submetered building data
  • Development and conduct of applied building energy research projects and testbeds in client-owned facilities; assessment and evaluation of energy retrofit measures in small commercial buildings
  • Development of university student and workforce training curricula in the following areas:
    • Building re-tuning and energy retrofit investments
    • Design, installation and operation of distributed energy resources
  • Developing ongoing summer and semester-long internship experiences for talented students interested in sustainable and efficiently operated buildings
  • Distributed energy resources: performance evaluations of solar photovoltaic generation and battery storage components and systems
  • Combined heat and power: design and analysis for electric microgrid, combined heat and power (CHP), distributed energy, and energy storage system opportunities