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Sandia National Labs

About Sandia National Laboratories

Through the Secure and Sustainable Energy Future Mission, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) helps to enable an uninterrupted and enduring supply of energy from domestic sources and supports the reliability and resiliency of the associated energy infrastructure. This mission is braced by ongoing lab efforts to drive the development and deployment of energy sources that are safe, efficient, and less dependent on scarce natural resources.

Sandia has been nationally recognized for connecting laboratories with small businesses through the New Mexico Small Business Assistance program, a 15-year-old initiative that provides unique lab capabilities and technical expertise to the private sector.


SNL provides a unique set of capabilities to companies operating in Building Technologies, particularly in demand side management and interoperability in residential and commercial buildings. Our primary capabilities include systems engineering, developing controls and interfaces for implementing demand response in commercial building HVAC systems, and testing, validation of demand response algorithms. The Sandia Cooler was developed for CPU, GPU, solid-state lighting and power electronics. Future applications include larger systems such as efficient heat pumps for buildings.


Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) Complex

Additional Information

Photo of a circular metal cylinder used in HVAC systems.
Photo of a large machine to the left of the photo and three scientists showing parts of a commercial building HVAC system.