R&D Facilities

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 energyindoor 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:


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.

Offsite Facilities

Additional assets for research, development, and demonstration of advanced building systems include facilities on the campus of Syracuse University.