Renewable energy and energy efficiency jobs are booming, with more than three times the number of clean energy jobs than fossil fuel jobs.

EESE Center faculty are training the next generation of clean energy leaders by researching and teaching our students in world class clean energy labs.


The energy used by buildings consumes approximately 70% of our nation’s electricity and contributes over one-third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions; more than any other sector of the economy.

EESE Center faculty are changing the way buildings consume energy by studying ways to drastically reduce energy usage in buildings.


Solar farms often underperform because the solar modules can be damaged without any visible sign of failure.

UL Lafayette students are studying Lock-In Thermography as a non-destructive technique for identifying flaws in solar modules.

Energy Efficiency & Sustainable Energy Center

The Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Energy Center is UL Lafayette's home for research in all forms of sustainable energy, with a focus on education, outreach, and economic development. 

Our team of experts is striving to ensure the world will always have an abundant and reliable supply of energy from clean and sustainable sources.

We pursue this vision through cutting-edge research in all forms of sustainable power, such as solar, wind, and hydro, as well as energy efficiency measures. We also offer innovative educational opportunities geared toward teaching and training the next generation of renewable energy leaders.

We contribute to the community in which we live by providing workforce and economic development opportunities, education, and outreach.

Our funding comes from a variety of industry, state, and federal sources.

We are always looking for opportunities to collaborate with other universities, industry, and government to facilitate the wider adoption of renewable energy and the reduction of energy usage. If you would like to get involved, please feel free to contact Dr. Terrence L. Chambers:

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