Gallery: Stony Brook University’s Advanced Energy Center is a High Tech...

Stony Brook University boasts a new eco research facility dedicated to renewable energy, hydrogen energy, fuel cells, and energy conservation. Designed by Flad Architects, the Advanced Energy Center works to revolutionize clean energy through research but also exemplifies the technology it promotes. Covered in photovoltaic louvers on the south and solar thermal systems on the roof, the center generates a portion of its own power needs and offers up space for testing of other renewable energy systems. Energy efficiency strategies are included throughout as well as water conservation methods. The Advanced Energy Center is currently awaiting its LEED Platinum certification, which will make it one of the most advanced research facilities in the nation.

Read the rest of this entry »