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Engineering and Technology

PEEC has developed, tested and deployed various devices and technologies to enable more efficient use of energy. For example, our engineers developed sensor networks that track room occupancy, and adjust heating and lighting accordingly. PEEC researchers have invented devices that use otherwise wasted heat in cars, biodegradable foams for insulation and an algorithm to break down home electricity use into its component uses. A current project is designing low-cost, miniature thermoacoustic engines to convert waste heat from computers into electricity.