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

Staff

Jan Christer Isidorsson (510) 486-6745
Hongyuan Jia (510) 486-4000
Karl Johnson (510) 486-5896
Jacob Jonsson (510) 486-7329
Filip Jorissen (510) 486-6990
Yash Kankaria (510) 486-7082
Raymond Karam (510) 486-4000
Ben Karcher (510) 486-5981
Guy Kelley (510) 486-4000
Aditya Khandekar (510) 365-9263
Yang-Seon Kim (510) 495-2321
Gari Kloss (510) 495-2763
Won Hee Ko (510) 604-8668
Christian Kohler (510) 486-5040
Jonathan Koomey (510) 486-5220

Pages

Publications by Organization

2014

Earni, Shankar. "Advanced Metering Implementations - A Perspective from Federal Sector." In 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, California, 2014. (1.57 MB)
Meier, Alan K., and Hans-Paul Siderius. "Assembling Appliances Standards from a Basket of Functions." In 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, California, 2014. (1.17 MB)
Coleman, Philip, Shankar Earni, and Charles H. Williams. "Could what that ESCO sales rep said really be true? Savings realization rates in ESPC versus bid-to-spec projects." In 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, CA, 2014. (1.11 MB)

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