The Engines and Energy Conversion Lab (EECL) at Colorado State University has a stated mission to “create innovative energy solutions”. Two areas where this research focuses on efficiency has been SmartGrid technology and engine efficiency, primarily in advanced ignition systems and after-treatment systems. EECL has a staff of 22 and is funded through numerous corporate sponsors.
The Institute for the Built Environment (IBE) at Colorado State University engages faculty and industry partners in healthy and sustainable building issues including energy efficient construction, integration of clean energy technologies and sustainable built environments.
The Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) at the University of Colorado at Boulder is a joint institute with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to research and develop ways to produce energy at a lower cost, with higher efficiency, and with reduced emissions. RASEI has 16 staff and 30 fellows.
The Research in Delivery, Usage, and Control of Energy (ReDUCE) research group at the Colorado School of Mines includes energy efficiency projects such as the Cyber-Enabled Efficiency Energy Management of Structure (CEEMS), sponsored by the National Science Foundation, which concerns the sensing and control of energy ﬂow in buildings, as enabled by cyber infrastructure.
The Center for Renewable Energy Economic Development (CREED) is a catalyst for economic development in Colorado through clean energy and energy efficiency innovation and entrepreneurship. Its stakeholders support the creation and growth of cleantech companies throughout the State of Colorado and represent economic development, academia, incubators, industry associations, and government. CREED is a product of NREL and partners with state government agencies such as the Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) and the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), and industry groups such as the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA). The new CREED facility includes space for GEO and OEDIT and “hoteling” space for start-ups, venture capitalists, and business incubators.
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