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
  • 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

Karl Brown (510) 643-1441
Josh Brown (510) 486-5124
Benoit Chabot (510) 486-6792
Yixing Chen (510) 486-5297
Sharon Chen (510) 486-6574
Callie Clark (510) 486-7089
David Cohen (510) 486-5116
Philip Coleman (610) 604-0170
Johnathan Corvello (650) 766-7677
Eliot Crowe (503) 784-7250
Charlie Curcija (510) 495-2602
Claire Curtin (510) 486-7988
Stephen Czarnecki (510) 495-8057
Rick Diamond (510) 486-4459
Dennis Dibartolomeo

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Publications by Organization

2017

Nordman, B., A. Khandekar, M. Spears, and M. Pezzola, A Simulation of Local Power Distribution Control Strategies, in 2017 IEEE Second International Conference on DC Microgrids (ICDCM), Nuremburg, Germany, 2017.
Pass, R. Zarin, M. Wetter, and M. Ann Piette, A Tale of Three District Energy Systems: Metrics and Future Opportunities, in 2017 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry, 2017.
Kohler, C., Y. Shukla, and R. Rawal, Calculating the Effect of External Shading on the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient of Windows, in Building Simulation 2017, San Francisco, CA, 2017.
Granderson, J., R. Singla, E. Mayhorn, P. Ehrlich, D. Vrabie, and S. Frank, Characterization and Survey of Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics Tools, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 2017.
Pang, X., M. Ann Piette, and N. Zhou, Characterizing variations in variable air volume system controls, Energy and Buildings, vol. 135, pp. 166 - 175, 2017.

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