Since 1994 AEA has conducted several research, development and demonstration projects, primarily with funding support from the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the NYS Division of Housing & Community Renewal.
AEA staff are currently conducting research and demonstration pilot projects combining wireless sensors and energy management systems with time-sensitive electricity pricing, enhanced building audit tools and boiler control strategies, and fleet management of electric loads through wireless-mesh technologies. AEA's building research efforts continue to focus on bringing advances in automated energy monitoring and reporting to multi-family building owners and managers of affordable housing.
AEA has collaborated with industry technology leaders, state agencies, utilities, universities, and local building owners to evaluate and refine these technologies and offer local building owners and managers the chance to gain early access. The Center in Bronx functions as a laboratory for research in these areas of building science and management. AEA has created a technology demonstration area adjacent to the boiler instrumentation and training facility to demonstrate the capabilities of the ongoing research projects.
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