Last updated on February 11, 2011
Research labs and groups
The Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster (GPIC) for Energy Efficient Buildings.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
U.S. Department of Energy.
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
International Building Performance Simulation Association.
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE): it has a list of websites concerning energy efficiency.
TC Chan Center (Penn's School of Design).
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Buildings Energy Efficiency group
Commercial Buildings group
Demand Response Research Center
Building Simulation Research Group
Indoor and Outdoor Environmental Quality
Codes and Standards
NIST Engineering Lab
List of projects
Embedded Intelligence in Buildings Program
Integrating Building Automation Systems with a Smart Utility Grid Project
Commissioning, Fault Detection, and Diagnostics of Commercial Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems Project
Virtual Cybernetic Building Testbed Project
HVAC&R Modeling and Control group at UIUC
Web-based real-time energy monitors of some U.S. institutions (by Lucis Design Group):
University of Virginia
Harvard: Building 1, Building 2, Building 3.
Green Tech for Buildings (IEEE Spectrum).
Government-sponsored Smart Grid project website.
Smart Grid News.
IEEE's Smart Grid Portal.
IEEE's Smart Grid Interactive Search Tool: excellent for literature review on the Smart Grid.
“The Smarter Grid” on IEEE Spectrum.
Short articles on IEEE website on the smart grid:
IEEE's Smart-grid eLearning Courses.
Get Smart about the Grid (IEEE's online resources on the Smart Grid).
Spotlight on Products (IEEE's smart-grid standards).
The Smart Grid: A Primer.
Smart Standards for the Smart Grid.
Students Take On Smart-Grid Challenges.
A video tour of Google's data center
Microsoft Generation 4 Data Centers (Youtube video, blog).