• Aerial Photo of NREL's Golden Campus
  • NREL National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) Turbines
  • NREL Golden Campus
  • NREL 5 MW Dynamometer Test Facility at National Wind Technology Center
  • NREL Thermal Test Facility (TTF)
  • NREL Outdoor Test Facility (OTF)
  • NREL 2.5 MW Dynamometer Test Facility at National Wind Technology Center
  • NREL Field Test Laboratory Building (FTLB)
  • NREL ReFUEL Lab
  • NREL Solar Energy Research Facility (SERF)
  • NREL Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (SRRL)
  • NREL National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) Turbines
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory

    Golden, Colorado

    Headquartered in Golden, Colorado, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. The RMH Group has delivered mechanical and electrical engineering and sustainable design consulting services through three consecutive NREL on-call services contracts, as well as for a variety of stand-alone projects. Services have primarily been performed for laboratory and research facilities on NREL’s Golden campus and at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center in Jefferson County, Colorado. Project types have included master planning and studies, as well as design for building upgrades, remodels, and expansions; new and revised process systems; and campus infrastructure improvements. Representative projects include:
    • Alternative Fuels User Facility (AFUF), Process Development Unit (PDU), Biotechnology Research Facility, and Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility (IBRF) Arc-flash Hazard Analysis and Coordination Study
    • Biomass Surface Characterization Laboratory Upgrade
    • Building 16 Arc-flash Hazard Analysis
    • Building 251 Trombe Wall Study
    • Building Design Optimization Project
    • Field Test Laboratory Building (FTLB) Cooling Tower Replacement
    • FTLB HVAC Replacement
    • FTLB Corridor Lighting Upgrade
    • FTLB Electrical Upgrades
    • FTLB Electrochromics Upgrade
    • FTLB Genomics Lab Remodel
    • FTLB Lab 101 Arc-flash Hazard Analysis
    • FTLB Labs 118, 130-142, 151, 205, and 235/236 Remodels
    • Hi-Flux Solar Furnace Building (HFSF) Control Building Expansion
    • HFSF HVAC Evaluation and Building Addition
    • HFSF Laboratory and Office Addition
    • Hybrid Building and Building 252 Fire Panels
    • National Wind Technology Center (NWTC)
    • NWTC 5 MW Dynamometer Test Facility Building Expansion
    • NWTC Chlorine System Upgrade
    • NWTC Controllable Grid Interface
    • NWTC Industrial Users Facility
    • NWTC Industrial Users Facility, HVAC Replacement
    • NWTC Outdoor Test Facility (OTF) Addition
    • NWTC Row 4 Turbines Infrastructure
    • NWTC Site-side Electrical and Communications Grids
    • Outdoor Test Facility (OTF) Arc-flash Hazard Analysis
    • Process Development and Integration Laboratory (PDIL) and Science and Technology Facility (S&TF) Process Gas Lines
    • Renewable Fuels and Lubricants (ReFUEL) Laboratory Arc-flash Hazard Analysis (Denver, Colorado)
    • ReFUEL Laboratory Test Stand Permit Drawings (Denver, Colorado)
    • Renewable Energy and Site Supporting Infrastructure (RESSI) Security System Review
    • Research Support Facility (RSF) II  Upgrades (photo shop, lobby area, huddle room, air supply labyrinth)
    • San Clemente Island Wind Generation System (California)
    • Solar Energy Research Facility (SERF) and Science & Technology Facility (S&TF) Hazardous Production Materials (HPM) Abatement System Compliance Upgrade
    • SERF Cleanroom Ventilation Upgrade
    • SERF and Thermal Test Facility (TTF) Mechanical Upgrades
    • SERF Building Toxic Gas Lines
    • SERF Cleanroom Ventilation Upgrade
    • SERF Comparative Research Assistance
    • SERF Laboratory Modifications, Office Remodel, and Condenser Water System Upgrade
    • SERF West Wing Gas Delivery System Upgrade
    • SERF West Wing Hazardous Production Materials
    • Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (SRRL) Addition
    • SRRL Lab Space Humidity Control
    • SolarTac Facility Arc-flash Hazard Analysis (Aurora, Colorado)
    • South Table Mountain (STM) Medium-voltage Distribution Upgrade
    • STM Grand Buildout Infrastructure Plan
    • Thermal Test Facility (TTF) Chilled Water Modifications
    • Vehicle Modification Facility (VMF) Arc-flash Hazard Analysis
    • Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP) Arc-flash Hazard Analysis
    • Vehicle Testing & Integration Facility (VTIF) Arc-flash Hazard Analysis
    Photo credits:  Dennis Schroeder, NREL: Jim Green, NREL: Pat Corkery, NREL
 

NREL Laboratory/Research Facility Projects

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Golden, Colorado

Headquartered in Golden, Colorado, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. The RMH Group has delivered mechanical and electrical engineering and sustainable design consulting services through three consecutive NREL on-call services contracts, as well as for a variety of stand-alone projects. Services have primarily been performed for laboratory and research facilities on NREL’s Golden campus and at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center in Jefferson County, Colorado. Project types have included master planning and studies, as well as design for building upgrades, remodels, and expansions; new and revised process systems; and campus infrastructure improvements. Representative projects include:

  • Alternative Fuels User Facility (AFUF), Process Development Unit (PDU), Biotechnology Research Facility, and Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility (IBRF) Arc-flash Hazard Analysis and Coordination Study
  • Biomass Surface Characterization Laboratory Upgrade
  • Building 16 Arc-flash Hazard Analysis
  • Building 251 Trombe Wall Study
  • Building Design Optimization Project
  • Field Test Laboratory Building (FTLB) Cooling Tower Replacement
  • FTLB HVAC Replacement
  • FTLB Corridor Lighting Upgrade
  • FTLB Electrical Upgrades
  • FTLB Electrochromics Upgrade
  • FTLB Genomics Lab Remodel
  • FTLB Lab 101 Arc-flash Hazard Analysis
  • FTLB Labs 118, 130-142, 151, 205, and 235/236 Remodels
  • Hi-Flux Solar Furnace Building (HFSF) Control Building Expansion
  • HFSF HVAC Evaluation and Building Addition
  • HFSF Laboratory and Office Addition
  • Hybrid Building and Building 252 Fire Panels
  • National Wind Technology Center (NWTC)
  • NWTC 5 MW Dynamometer Test Facility Building Expansion
  • NWTC Chlorine System Upgrade
  • NWTC Controllable Grid Interface
  • NWTC Industrial Users Facility
  • NWTC Industrial Users Facility, HVAC Replacement
  • NWTC Outdoor Test Facility (OTF) Addition
  • NWTC Row 4 Turbines Infrastructure
  • NWTC Site-side Electrical and Communications Grids
  • Outdoor Test Facility (OTF) Arc-flash Hazard Analysis
  • Process Development and Integration Laboratory (PDIL) and Science and Technology Facility (S&TF) Process Gas Lines
  • Renewable Fuels and Lubricants (ReFUEL) Laboratory Arc-flash Hazard Analysis (Denver, Colorado)
  • ReFUEL Laboratory Test Stand Permit Drawings (Denver, Colorado)
  • Renewable Energy and Site Supporting Infrastructure (RESSI) Security System Review
  • Research Support Facility (RSF) II  Upgrades (photo shop, lobby area, huddle room, air supply labyrinth)
  • San Clemente Island Wind Generation System (California)
  • Solar Energy Research Facility (SERF) and Science & Technology Facility (S&TF) Hazardous Production Materials (HPM) Abatement System Compliance Upgrade
  • SERF Cleanroom Ventilation Upgrade
  • SERF and Thermal Test Facility (TTF) Mechanical Upgrades
  • SERF Building Toxic Gas Lines
  • SERF Cleanroom Ventilation Upgrade
  • SERF Comparative Research Assistance
  • SERF Laboratory Modifications, Office Remodel, and Condenser Water System Upgrade
  • SERF West Wing Gas Delivery System Upgrade
  • SERF West Wing Hazardous Production Materials
  • Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (SRRL) Addition
  • SRRL Lab Space Humidity Control
  • SolarTac Facility Arc-flash Hazard Analysis (Aurora, Colorado)
  • South Table Mountain (STM) Medium-voltage Distribution Upgrade
  • STM Grand Buildout Infrastructure Plan
  • Thermal Test Facility (TTF) Chilled Water Modifications
  • Vehicle Modification Facility (VMF) Arc-flash Hazard Analysis
  • Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP) Arc-flash Hazard Analysis
  • Vehicle Testing & Integration Facility (VTIF) Arc-flash Hazard Analysis
Photo credits:  Dennis Schroeder, NREL: Jim Green, NREL: Pat Corkery, NREL