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

Publications by Organization

1979

Haves, P., One Dimensional Representations of the Heat Flow Beneath a Building, US DOE Solar Energy Storage Options Conference. San Antonio, TX, 1979.
Sherman, M. H., D. T. Grimsrud, and R. C. Sonderegger, The Low Pressure Leakage Function of a Building, Proceedings ASHRAE-DOE Conference on Thermal Performance of Exterior Envelopes of Buildings, vol. SP 28. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers, 1979.
Selkowitz, S. E. and V. Bazjanac, Thermal Performance of Managed Window Systems, ASHRAE Transactions, vol. 85, 1979.
Selkowitz, S. E., Transparent Heat Mirrors for Passive Solar Heating Applications, in Passive Systems 78, 1979, pp. 124-132.

1978

Selkowitz, S. E., Effective Daylighting in Buildings, Lighting Design + Application, pp. 6-8, 43-47, 1978.
Diamond, R. C., Stop the Draft,[a guide to home weatherization], Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, Pub 266, 1978.

1977

1976

Bentley, M., P. Haves, R. E. Spencer, and D. Stannard, The Radio Structure of a Sample of 101 Quasars from the Parkes ±4º Survey, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 176, pp. 275-306, 1976.

1975

Bentley, M., P. Haves, R. E. Spencer, and D. Stannard, High Resolution Observations of Extended Radio Sources at 1666 MHz, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 173, 1975.
Haves, P., Polarization Parameters of 183 Extragalactic Radio Sources, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 173, 1975.
Haves, P. and R. G. Conway, The Orientation of the Magnetic Field in Radio Sources, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 173, p. 53P-56P, 1975.

1974

Browne, I. W. A., M. Bentley, P. Haves, N. J. McEwan, R. E. Spencer, and D. Stannard, QSOs of High Redshift?, Nature, vol. 252, no. 5480, pp. 209-210, 1974.
Haves, P., R. G. Conway, and D. Stannard, The Polarization of Radio Sources at 31 CM, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 169, pp. 117-131, 1974.
Conway, R. G., P. Haves, P. P. Kronberg, D. Stannard, J. P. Vallée, and J. F. C. Wardle, The Radio Polarization of Quasars, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 168, pp. 137-162, 1974.

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