Building Technology and Urban Systems Division

Building Technology and Urban Systems Division

In the areas of Building Technology and Urban Systems (BTUS), ETA researchers conduct R&D and develop physical and information technology to make buildings and urban areas more energy- and resource-efficient. This technology creates jobs and products for the marketplace in clean technology industries. They improve quality of life and reduce pollutant emissions, including climate-altering greenhouse gases.

The goal is to provide the technology needed to operate buildings at 50 to 70 percent less energy use than is average today.

BTUS develops, demonstrates and deploys:

  • Information technology for the real-time monitoring and control of buildings and facilities for improved energy efficiency and quality of life
  • Advanced lighting, and windows and daylighting systems
  • Software for energy-efficient building modeling, design and operation
  • Technology and design practice for efficient high-technology buildings
  • Commercial and residential building technology
  • Technical assistance to federal, state and local governments in efficient buildings
  • Data and tools to support cities' decision making on building energy efficiency
  • Occupant behavior data analytics, modeling and simulation to reduce energy use in buildings

Staff

Bunmi Adesola (510) 486-6966
Arian Aghajanzadeh (510) 495-2145
Yaw Agyeman (510) 495-2574
Paula Ashley (510) 486-6882
David Blum (510) 486-4741
Norm Bourassa (510) 502-5964
Rich Brown (510) 486-5896
Josh Brown (510) 486-5124
Sravan Chalasani (510) 486-6748
Handi Chandra Putra (510) 486-7082
Sharon Chen (510) 486-6574
Philip Coleman (610) 604-0170
Eliot Crowe (503) 784-7250
Charlie Curcija (510) 495-2602
Claire Curtin (510) 486-7988

Pages

Publications by Organization

2018

Hong, T., J. Langevin, and K. Sun, Building Simulation: Ten Challenges, Building Simulation, vol. 11, 2018.
Wang, L. and C. T. Payne, Changing Institutional Procurement Behavior to Achieve Energy Savings, in 2018 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA, 2018.
Hart, R., H. Goudey, and D. C. Curcija, Experimental validation for thermal transmittances of window shading systems with perimeter gaps, Journal of Building Performance Simulation, pp. 1 - 13, 2018.
Therkelsen, P. L., J. Liu, H. Grell-Lawe, and R. Green, Implementation of ISO 50001 at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, 2018.
Liu, J. and P. Sheaffer, ISO 50001 for US Commercial Buildings – Current Status and Opportunities, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, 2018.
Wang, W., J. Chen, and T. Hong, Modeling occupancy distribution in large spaces with multi-feature classification algorithm, Building and Environment, vol. 137, 2018.
Hart, R., Numerical and experimental validation for the thermal transmittance of windows with cellular shades, Energy and Buildings, vol. 166, pp. 358 - 371, 2018.
Aghajanzadeh, A., M. English, and C. English, Opportunities for Electricity Demand Management in Irrigated Agriculture, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, 2018.

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