The Building Energy and Environmental Systems Laboratory (BEESL), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, is a key research lab associated with the SyracuseCoE. BEESL was established in November 1999 with funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New York State Assembly, National Grid, and Syracuse University.
- Advance the science and develop innovative technologies in the areas of indoor environmental quality (IEQ), building energy efficiency (BEE) and building protections by conducting leading edge academic and industrial research.
- Enhance scholarly learning and professional training for graduate and undergraduate students via integration between research and teaching.
- Help relevant industries in product development and innovation by providing objective and unbiased product testing and evaluation services
BEESL has comprehensive expertise and state-of-the-art research facilities for both experimental and computational simulation studies, ranging from material level to full-scale system behavior and performance. Major research areas include:
Indoor Air Quality
- Source control: material emissions and indoor air quality (ME-IAQ)
- Ventilation (PV)
- Air Cleaning Technology(ACT)
- Material property measurements
- Hygrothermal performance of building enclosure assemblies (MBES)
- Couple heat, air, moisture and pollutant transport
Whole Building Energy And Environmental Systems
- Virtual Design Studio (VDS) for coordinated, integrated and optimized building system design
- Real-time monitoring and model predictive controls
- Intelligent Built Environmental Systems (i-BES)
Modeling And Simulations
- Combined Heat, Air, Moisture and Pollutant Simulation (CHAMPS)
- Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
- Reduced-order models (CFD)
Indoor Environmental Quality And Human Performance
- Effect of ventilation and IAQ on productivity and creativity
- Effect of personal ventilation on perceived IAQ and thermal comfort