The Building Energy and Environmental Systems Laboratory (BEESL), in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is a key research lab associated with the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems, the New York Strategically Targeted Academic Research Center for Environmental Quality Systems (NY-STAR EQS) and the New York Indoor Environmental Quality Center (NYIEQ). It was established in November 1999 with funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New York State Assembly, National Grid, and Syracuse University.
The mission of BEESL is three-fold:
- Advance the science and develop innovative technologies in the areas of indoor environmental quality (IEQ), building energy efficiency (BEE), and building protections by conducting leading-edge academic and industrial research.
- Enhance scholarly learning and professional training for graduate and undergraduate students via integration of research and teaching.
- Help relevant industries in product development and innovation by providing objective and unbiased product testing and evaluation services.
- Jianshun “Jensen” Zhang – Professor and Director, Building Energy and Environmental Systems Laboratory