Data Centers and Commercial/Institutional Buildings

Data Centers and Commercial/Institutional Buildings will support the growing interest to reduce energy use in these sectors. Data centers also represent an important and growing market and an economic development opportunity for West Virginia. The AMO offers tools and resources to help data center owners and operators benchmark data center energy use, identify savings opportunities, and adopt energy efficient practices. The DOE’s Building Technologies Program (BTP) works with the commercial building industry to accelerate the adoption of energy efficiency technologies and techniques in both existing and new commercial buildings. IOF-WV will facilitate the use of these DOE resources to target specific demographic opportunities in the state such as our ongoing E3-WV program with sustainable communities.

Example Research Projects

  • E3 WV Sustainable Communities Project
  • Center for Building Energy Use
  • Assessment Project of NASA IV & V in Fairmont, WV
  • Energy Efficiency Enhancement of Maryland State Buildings
  • Energy Assessment at West Virginia University Daily Athenaeum Building


Ed Crowe
IOF-WV Program
WVU National Research Center for Coal & Energy
(304) 293-6449

Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan
WVU Industrial Assessment Center
WVU Industrial & Management Systems Engineering
(304) 293-9434