The Building Technology Showcase

Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems

Exterior rendering of Fraunhofer CSE's Building Technology Showcase. Image courtesy of DiMella Schaffer.

Boston's Home for Building Technology Innovation

The Building Technology Showcase is Fraunhofer CSE’s headquarters in Boston’s fast-growing Innovation District, a deep energy retrofit of a 100-year-old building that serves as a “living laboratory” for R&D of advanced sustainable energy technologies. Completed in 2013, this facility is a unique combination of cutting-edge design concepts and historic architecture.


The Building Technology Showcase leverages advanced energy-efficient technologies, materials, and measures, and offers an interactive educational exhibit space in the first floor lobby that is designed to facilitate the widespread, nationwide adoption of energy-saving technologies in the commercial and residential sectors. 



Industry Partners

To bring the BTS from vision to reality, Fraunhofer CSE enlisted the support of dozens of manufacturers and other partners from the buildings and construction industries, who donated energy-efficient services, systems, and materials to the renovation effort. Our project supporters range from innovative Massachusetts-based start-ups to respected multinational corporations like Siemens, Philips, OSRAM, DuPont, Dow Corning, and ThyssenKrupp. 



Research Facilities

As the home of Fraunhofer CSE's research operations in Massachusetts, the Building Technology Showcase offers an extensive range of laboratory facilities for advanced R&D and technical validation services. Major features include a pilot solar module fabrication line, a dedicated thermal testing laboratory, and extensive characterization and environmental testing resources. 



Fraunhofer CSE - Building Technology Showcase