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

Dale Sartor (510) 486-5988
Peter Schwartz (510) 486-6926
Jordan Shackelford (510) 486-7462
Paul Sheaffer (703) 689-1202
Reshma Singh (510) 495-2167
Kelly Sun (510) 495-8192
Margaret Taylor (510) 486-4257
Anothai Thanachareonkit (510) 486-5991
Peter Therkelsen (510) 486-5645
Ellen Thomas (510) 486-6046
Samir Touzani (510) 486-6772
Vestal Tutterow (703) 346-3533
Simon Vidanovic (510) 495-8076
Iain Walker (510) 486-4692
Travis Walter (510) 486-7867

Pages

Publications by Organization

2016

Mills, E., Identifying and Reducing the Health and Safety Impacts of Fuel-Based Lighting, Energy for Sustainable Development, vol. 30, pp. 39-50, 2016.
Mills, E., Job Creation and Energy Savings Through a Transition to Modern Off-grid Lighting, Energy for Sustainable Development, vol. 33, pp. 155-166, 2016.
Therkelsen, P. L., R. K. Cheng, and D. Sholes, Research and Development of Natural Draft Ultra-Low Emissions Burners for Gas Appliances, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, 2016.
Lee, E. S. et al., Technology Assessments of High Performance Envelope with Optimized Lighting, Solar Control, and Daylighting, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 2016.
Shehabi, A. et al., United States Data Center Energy Usage Report, 2016.

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