NREL Research Support Facility

Energy Efficient Design Features

Summary

Location Colorado , USA
Geographical coordinates 39° N, 105° W
Occupancy Type Office; Research Facility
Typology New Construction
Climate Type Semi-Arid
Project Area 222,000 ft2
Grid Connectivity Grid connected
EPI 110 kWh/m2/yr

With the goal of creating the largest commercial net-zero energy building in the country, the NREL Research Support Facility (RSF) is meant to serve as a blueprint for a net-zero energy future and influence others in the building industry to pursue ultra-energy efficiency and net-zero energy performance. The design maximizes passive architectural strategies that take advantage of the climate and drive energy use reduction.

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