Highlighting High Performance: The Solar Energy Research Facility, Golden, Colorado

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Solar Energy Research Facility in Golden, Colorado, uses a stair-step configuration to allow daylight and heat into the office areas, while the laboratories in the back of the building are in a more controlled environment where tight levels of ventilation, humidity, temperature, and light are critical. A unique mechanical system makes the most of thenatural environment and the building's design to efficiently heat and cool the building at an annual utility bill savings of almost $200,000 per year.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2001

Bibliographical note

This document revised October 2002. See DOE/GO-102002-1648 (BR-840-32920).

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-550-29390

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102001-1279


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