SyracuseCoE’s iconic $41-million R&D facility is a testbed for environmental and energy technologies and building innovations. This LEED™-Platinum building has both laboratory and office space for research and business collaborations on innovative products and services in SyracuseCoE’s core focus areas of clean and renewable energy, indoor environmental quality, and water resources.
The building was constructed in 2010 adjacent to other CNY innovation assets and University Hill in downtown Syracuse. The facility has earned international recognition for its Willis H. Carrier Total Indoor Environmental Quality (TIEQ) Laboratory, which has been used for ground-breaking research such as the 2014 study measuring the impact of indoor environmental quality on the cognitive function of office workers.
The facility includes:
- Combustion and Energy Research (COMER) Lab
- Domestic Hot Water Lab
- Flow Visualization Lab
- Green Roof
- Interactive Design and Visualization Lab
- Intermodal Transportation Center
- Material Archi-Techtonic Research Lab (MATR)
- SUNY ESF Biofuels Development Facility
- Thermodynamics and Combustion Lab
- Total Indoor Environmental Quality (TIEQ) Lab
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Lab
- Urban Ecosystem Observatory Tower
- Building Energy and Environmental Systems Testbed
- Lighting and Control Systems
- Natural Ventilation
- Personal Ventilation Systems
- Advanced Building Heat Recovery/Reuse Systems
- Air Quality Monitoring of Outside Air and Integrated Controls for Improving/Protecting Indoor Air
- Building Materials Testing
- Rain Water Capture and Reuse
- View our LEED™ Scorecard
SyracuseCoE was awarded $8.7 million in 2016 for new investments in laboratories and “testbeds” for research related to energy and environmental systems, as well as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). These facilities are part the New York Energy Regional Innovation Cluster, a pioneering statewide alliance focused on developing energy efficiency in buildings. View our Lab Brochure.
Additional assets for research, development, and demonstration of advanced building systems include facilities on the campus of Syracuse University.