Energy Systems

Fraunhofer USA CMI’s interdisciplinary Energy Systems Team performs applied R&D on building technologies and distributed energy resources (DERs) to help achieve a sustainable energy future.

We engage in projects with industry and government clients to:

  • Test and evaluate the real-world performance of building energy systems and DERs
  • Develop building performance assessment and control algorithms
  • Develop and demonstrate technologies that optimize dispatch of distributed electric generation and loads
  • Increase the hosting capacity of the utility grid for renewable generation
  • Facilitate the deployment of DER Systems at scale
  • Characterize building energy consumption to inform policy decisions
  • Assess building technologies to identify high-impact energy savings opportunities

Research Areas

  • Energy-efficient buildings and building technologies
  • Building control and performance assessment algorithms
  • Solar PV
  • Energy Storage
  • Microgrids
  • eMobility
  • Interoperability, codes, and standards


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Recent Energy Systems News


June 13, 2019. Boston Tech Jam. Boston City Hall, Boston, MA.
Network in a whole new way and “geek out” and see what other pioneering people and companies are doing with technology...

Gas Demand Response: The Next Frontier.

Roth, K. - March 21, 2019. AEE East Energy Conference. AEE. Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA.

Recent Publications

Gas Demand Response -To Scale or Not to Scale, that is the Question: Findings from a C&I Pilot

Zeifman, Roth, Brady-Traczyk, Abreu (2020). In: ACEEE - Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings 2020. : ACEEE.
A pilot study to evaluate the feasibility of a gas demand response program to reduce gas consumption during peak...

When Two Isn’t Better Than One: Algorithms to Remotely Identify Insulation and Air Sealing Retrofit Opportunities in Homes with Two Communicating Thermostats

Zeifman, Lazrak, Roth (2020). In: ACEEE - Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings 2020. : ACEEE.
Developing effective algorithms to analyze interval data from two communicating thermostats to provide greater insight...