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

Bruce Nordman (510) 486-7089
Janie Page (510) 486-7015
Christopher Payne (510) 495-2577
Mary Ann Piette (510) 486-6286
Mel Pomerantz (510) 486-4801
Anand Krishnan Prakash (510) 486-7089
Marco Pritoni (530) 220-4394
Leo Rainer (510) 495-2761
Prakash Rao (510) 486-4410
Baptiste Ravache (510) 495-2832
Cindy Regnier (510) 486-7011
Shaylah Rigmaiden (510) 486-4179
Alastair Robinson (510) 486-6918
Gerald Robinson (510) 486-5769
Lino Sanchez (510) 486-4670

Pages

Publications by Organization

2016

Pass, R. Zarin, M. Wetter, and M. Ann Piette, A Tale of Three District Energy Systems: Metrics and Future Opportunities, in 2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, 2016.
Mills, E., Action-Oriented Energy Benchmarking for Nonresidential Buildings, Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 104, no. 4, pp. 697-712, 2016.
Alschuler, E., C. Zhu, E. Mills, A. White, and T. Wright Chappell, Appraising Green: Show me the Market Value, in 2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 21-26, 2016, Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA, 2016.
Rao, P., P. Sheaffer, A. T. McKane, and P. Scheihing, Assessing Energy Efficiency Opportunities in US Industrial and Commercial Building Motor Systems, in Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems, 2015, 2016.
Granderson, J., M. Bonvini, M. Ann Piette, J. Page, G. Lin, and R. L. Hu, Can We Practically Bring Physics-based Modeling Into Operational Analytics Tools?, Proceedings of the 2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA, August 2016, 2016.
Bunch, S. and C. T. Payne, Contracting for Efficiency. A Best Practices Guide for Energy -Efficient Product Procurement, Federal Energy Management Program Office, Washington, D.C., 2016.
Johnson, K., V. Vossos, M. Kloss, G. Robinson, and R. E. Brown, Direct Current as an Integrating Platform for ZNE Buildings with EVs and Storage: DC Direct Systems - A Bridge to a Low Carbon Future, in ACEEE 2016 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, California, 2016.

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