The Texas A&M Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) is a division of the Texas Engineering Experiment Stationand focuses on energy-related research, energy efficiency, and emissions reduction. ESL directs its efforts toward innovative energy technologies and systems, and toward commercializing affordable results for industry. Some specialized areas include: metering and modeling energy use in buildings; optimization of HVAC systems; and modeling and analysis. ESL also plays an important role in the implementation of state energy standards. The Lab has a total annual external research and testing income of $10 million and a staff of 46.
The Center for Energy and Environmental Resources (CEER) serves as the central liaison for energy and environmental research, education, and public service at the University of Texas at Austin. It focuses on efficient and economical use of energy and on ensuring a cleaner environment by developing, in cooperation with industry, processes and technologies that minimize waste and conserve natural resources. CEER occupies over 43,000 sq. feet of lab and office space, has a total staff of 107, and is funded from numerous state, federal, and private sources.
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