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

Tianzhen Hong (510) 486-7082
Jianjun Hu (510) 486-6190
Allison Huey (510) 486-6727
Jacob Jonsson (510) 486-7329
Aditya Khandekar (510) 365-9263
Gari Kloss (510) 495-2763
Christian Kohler (510) 486-5040
Jared Langevin (202) 586-9611
Eleanor S. Lee (510) 486-4997
Sang Hoon Lee (510) 486-5811
Brennan Less (510) 486-6895
Ronnen Levinson (510) 486-7494
Han Li (510) 486-7082
Guanjing Lin (510) 486-5979
Jingjing Liu (510) 486-5410

Pages

Publications by Organization

2017

McNeil, A., E. S. Lee, and J. C. Jonsson, Daylight performance of a microstructured prismatic window film in deep open plan offices, Building and Environment, vol. 113, pp. 280–297, 2017.
Vossos, V., S. Pantano, R. Heard, and R. E. Brown, DC Appliances and DC Power Distribution: A Bridge to the Future Net Zero Energy Home, in 9th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting , 2017.
Hart, R., H. Goudey, and D. C. Curcija, Experimental validation and model development for thermal transmittances of porous window screens and horizontal louvred blind systems, Journal of Building Performance Simulation, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 190 - 204, 2017.
Liu, J. and A. T. McKane, Guide for Determining Energy Savings from Changes in Operations, Behavior, and Maintenance Procedures, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, 2017.
Yoshino, H., T. Hong, and N. Nord, IEA EBC Annex 53: Total Energy Use in Buildings – Analysis and Evaluation Methods, Energy and Buildings, vol. 152, 2017.
Yan, D. et al., IEA EBC Annex 66: Definition and simulation of occupant behavior in buildings, Energy and Building, vol. 156, 2017.
Liu, J., P. Rao, P. L. Therkelsen, P. Sheaffer, P. Scheihing, and Y. Tamm, ISO 50001 and SEP Faster and Cheaper - Exploring the Enterprise-Wide Approach, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, 2017.
Pritoni, M. and D. M. Auslander, Operating Systems for Small/Medium Commercial Buildings, in Intelligent Building Control Systems, Wen, J. T. and S. Mishra, Eds. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2017, pp. 45 - 69.
Luo, X., K. Poh Lam, Y. Chen, and T. Hong, Performance Evaluation of an Agent-based Occupancy Simulation Model, Building and Environment, vol. 115, 2017.
McKane, A. T. et al., Predicting the quantifiable impacts of ISO 50001 on climate change mitigation, Energy Policy, vol. 107, pp. 278 - 288, 2017.

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