Energy and Innovation Hubs

Learn more about zero energy and zero carbon buildings and technologies
through energy and innovation hubs across North America.

Groups and labs all over the country are leading the way in energy innovation. They are great resources if you are looking for ways to engage or simply want to know more about what is happening locally in your area.
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Find an energy or innovation hub near you!

East Coast/Southeast

Building Energy ExchangeNew York City, NY

The Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) is a center of excellence dedicated to reducing the effects of climate change by improving the built environment. BE-Ex accelerates the transition to healthy, comfortable, and energy efficient buildings by serving as a resource and trusted expert to the building industry.

Building Innovation HubWashington DC

The Building Innovation Hub helps building industry professionals in and around Washington, DC create and operate high-performing buildings. It is a project of the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that specializes in driving demand for high-performing buildings.

Dominion Energy Innovation CenterAshland, VA

The Dominion Energy Innovation Center supports early-stage advanced technology companies by providing them with the collaborative space, guidance, and resources needed to accelerate their growth. The center supports great ideas across a wide spectrum of industry sectors in addition to its focus on building the alternative, renewable energy sector in Central Virginia.

Energy Innovation CenterPittsburgh, PA

The Energy Innovation Center is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to engage corporate and community leaders, align workforce development and education, develop and demonstrate technology, and incubate businesses, to support emerging clean and sustainable energy markets.

Energy Innovation HubProvidence, RI

The National Grid Energy Innovation Hub is a collaborative, community space designed to elevate the conversation around the future of energy and the environment. The Hub offers interactive exhibits about a variety of energy topics including: energy savings tips, energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, grid demand response, and ways to reduce energy bills.

Georgia Center of Innovation for Energy TechnologyAtlanta, GA

The Georgia Center of Innovation for Energy Technology is the state’s key resource to create, connect and grow Georgia’s energy ecosystem, where business, academia and government collaborate to build the energy technologies of the future. The Center accelerates the development of new products, ideas and business models in the energy industry to help the state maintain a leadership position in the fields of energy generation, transmission, distribution, storage and consumption.

Maryland Energy Innovation InstituteCollege Park, MD

The Maryland Energy Innovation Institute will provide a platform to catalyze basic research into new technology while stimulating economic growth and improving millions of lives across the state of Maryland. The institute will develop solutions to global and local energy problems by bringing together science, industry, government and economic leaders to develop new energy technologies and facilitate the transfer of technology ideas into a reality.


Critical Materials InstituteAmes, IA

The Critical Materials Institute is a U.S. DOE Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory that seeks to accelerate innovative scientific and technological solutions to develop resilient and secure supply chains for rare-earth materials critical to the success of clean energy technologies.

Energy Innovation LaboratoryColumbus, OH

The research of the Energy Innovation Laboratory is dedicated to defining current issues on energy storage/conversion devices and innovating the materials and systems to develop the future in energy technologies.


Energy Systems LaboratoryCollege Station, TX

The Energy Systems Laboratory directs its efforts toward innovative technologies and systems, as well as commercializing affordable results for industry. It has made major contributions to improved energy efficiency by focusing limited resources on neglected topics, such as determination of the environmental benefits of reduced energy use and analysis of savings from energy efficiency projects, among others.

Integrated Design LabBoise, ID

The University of Idaho’s Integrated Design Lab in Boise is dedicated to education, outreach, and technical support for high performance energy-efficient building design. This is approached through research, education and outreach efforts with students, owners, and professional design and construction teams to transform design practice and keep pace with technologies, materials and methods of construction that best meet the needs of building owners and society in general.

Integrated Design LabBozeman, MT

The Integrated Design Lab in Bozeman offers integrated design services to maximize energy efficiency including daylight and electric lighting analysis, energy modeling, and lighting systems consultations. As part of a larger lab network, IDL Bozeman works to raise awareness about the environmental impacts of energy consumption, through project analysis, consulting, and training workshops.

West Coast

Clean Energy Research CentreVancouver, BC

The Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) hosts world-leading researchers who see the challenge of providing safe, equitable access to sustainable energy as an opportunity to help future generations inherit a better world.

EDF Innovation LabLos Altos, CA

EDF Innovation Lab’s mission is to explore, analyze and research trends and disruptive technologies, leveraging the innovation of Silicon Valley and building on local partnerships. They also develop and test new markets, innovative business and services, to support EDF Group’s growth in decentralized, data-driven and low-carbon energy sectors.

Integrated Design LabSeattle, WA

The University of Washington’s Center for Integrated Design is a Research Center operated by the Department of Architecture in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington.

PG&E Energy CentersStockton, CA

Pacific Gas and Electric, PG&E, Energy Centers provide professional training, a robust tool-lending library, on-demand courses and real-time access to industry experts, at all no cost.

SCE Innovation HubSouthern California

This utility, Southern California Edison, is modernizing the electric grid to support California’s transition to a clean energy future that meets the expectations of their customers and reduces the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.

SDG&E Energy Innovation CenterSan Diego, CA

The Energy Innovation Center offers training, education and innovation around energy efficiency technologies and green building practices. The center is an education resource designed as a training facility to showcase innovative technologies in one place. The double LEED® platinum facility lets you explore an interactive Smart Home and green building practices throughout the center.

San Jose Environmental Innovation CenterSan Jose, CA

The San Jose Environmental Innovation Center (EIC) is a first-of-its-kind “green enterprise” facility and the first municipal building to earn LEED Platinum certification for new construction. It houses services for residents and clean tech entrepreneurs including: a Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a hazardous waste drop-off facility, and an innovation hub from Prospect Silicon Valley.

Zero Emissions Building ExchangeVancouver, BC

The Zero Emissions Building Exchange is a collaborative platform that strengthens the public, private and civic capabilities for zero emission buildings in Vancouver and British Columbia. The Exchange fosters innovation through dialogues, project tours, curated research, training and demonstrations. They work closely with all facets of the industry, including developers, builders, architects and designers spanning single family homes to high rise residential and commercial buildings.