The University of Texas at Austin's experimental facade laboratories.
A system of thermal test chambers designed to evaluate the quantitative and qualitative implications of building envelope design decisions, including facade elements, glazing, shading, and materials.
We are currently preparing for our trip over to Germany for the development phase of the Solar Decathlon 2015! This joint partnership between University of Texas at Austin and Technische Universität München (TUM) has been established through the Energy Ex Change of last year (http://energy-ex-change.com/).
The Thermal Lab is currently undergoing installation of a new phase-change thermal system that is scheduled to be ready for Summer 2014! This means that soon we will have two Thermal Labs for facade research to be carried out upon (one control and one experimental). If you have any project ideas please contact us using the information below!