The Center for Environmental Energy Engineering is a leader in research and education in environmentally responsible, economically feasible integrated energy conversion systems for buildings and transportation. Research focuses in particular on air-conditioning, refrigeration and heat pumping and integrated cooling heating and power systems.
The Center also provides software for the design and analysis of such systems with integrated optimization capabilities for lowest cost and best performance. The center operates three consortia based on the research pursued by each group. The consortia are:
- Energy Efficiency and Heat Pumps (EEHP) - formerly Alternative Cooling Technologies and Application
- Advanced Heat Exchangers and Process Intensification (AHXPI) - formerly Advanced Heat Exchanger/Electronic Cooling
- Modeling and Optimization (MO) - formerly Integrated Systems Optimization