Students can experiment with thermodynamic principles, fluid circulation efficiency, and systems designed for solar applications. Students will use these tools to evaluate thermal and electric loads of buildings and investigate facility processes. Building systems including lighting, hot water, HVAC and central plant systems, industrial refrigeration and motors are considered for redesign to improve efficiency. This lab also offers the opportunity for students to learn energy use management through instrument and controls. Students will experience energy auditing, renewable systems economic analysis, and maintenance strategies for reducing energy use.