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 technologies to make buildings and urban areas more energy- and resource-efficient. These technologies create 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 technologies needed to operate buildings at 50 to 70 percent less energy use than is average today.

BTUS develops, demonstrates and deploys:

  • Information technologies 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
  • Technologies and design practice for efficient high-technology buildings
  • Commercial and residential building technologies
  • Technical assistance to federal, state and local governments in efficient buildings

Staff

Peter Therkelsen (510) 486-5645
Ellen Thomas (510) 486-6046
Gregory Thomson (857) 272-2098
Samir Touzani (510) 486-6772
Katerina Tsou (517) 505-6926
Vestal Tutterow (703) 346-3533
Aurelien Vadrot (510) 309-8708
Shoba Varma (510) 486-6512
Simon Vidanovic (510) 495-8076
Paul Waddell (510) 926-5956
Iain Walker (510) 486-4692
Travis Walter (510) 486-7867
Liyang Wang (510) 486-5914
Taoning Wang (774) 243-4891
Gregory Ward (510) 486-5040

Pages

Publications by Organization

2012

K. Fujita, Sydny, and Margaret Taylor. Achieved and Potential Energy Savings through Energy Efficient Procurement. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2012. PDF (509.84 KB)
Bauman, Fred S., Thomas L. Webster, Stefano Schiavon, Hui Zhang, Edward A. Arens, Kwang Ho Lee, Tyler Hoyt, Darryl J. Dickerhoff, Timothy Moore, Wilmer Pasut et al. Advanced Design and Commissioning Tools for Energy-Efficient Building Technologies In Final report to California Energy Commission (CEC) Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program. Berkeley: Center for the Built Environment, University of California, 2012.
Wang, Liping, Philip Haves, and Walter F. Buhl. "An Improved Simple Chilled Water Cooling Coil Model ." In SimBuild 2012 IBPSA Conference., 2012. PDF (1006.14 KB)
Lin, Hung-Wen, and Tianzhen Hong. "An In-Depth Analysis of Space Heating Energy Use in Office Buildings." In ACEEE 2012 Summer Study. Asilomar, CA: ACEEE, 2012. PDF (1.27 MB)
Zhu, Dandan, Tianzhen Hong, Da Yan, and Chuang Wang. "Comparative research in building energy modeling programs." In China Annual HVACR Conference. China (in Chinese), 2012.

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