About AE's Applied Building Sciences Practice
Advanced Energy’s Applied Building Science [ABS] team helps the building industry produce better products while increasing profits and avoiding callbacks. We accomplish this by providing training, consultation, applied research and program development to improve the health, safety, durability, comfort, affordability and environmental responsibility of houses and small commercial buildings.
The building science team is responsible for creating nationally recognized programs such as the Duke Energy Duct Diagnostics and Repair Training Program, Tucson Electric's Guaranteed Energy and Comfort Program, the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency's SystemVision Program and Masco's Environments for Living.
The building science team is uncompromising in their commitment to make the spaces in which we live, work and learn exemplary [healthy, safe, durable, comfortable, affordable and environmentally responsible]; technically practical; economically feasible; and available to all.
The SystemVision™ Approach
For over 20 years the building science team has been creating change. Through an idea called SystemVision, Advanced Energy has successfully developed performance-based programs for guaranteeing both comfort and heating and cooling costs. Houses built with SystemVision use less energy for heating and cooling and are more comfortable and healthier for the families who live in them.
With partners in the building and utility industries, as well as federal, state and local governments, Advanced Energy has demonstrated the success of using SystemVision and performance-based programs. More than 5,000 homes across the country have been affected and realized the benefits. SystemVision is the philosophy that a house must be viewed as a system in which all components — the building shell, mechanical systems and people — work together as an interdependent whole. Using SystemVision in the construction of a new home is simple, inexpensive and integrative.
Advanced Energy's applied building science practice — a valuable resource, a trusted partner.