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

Rebecca Zarin Pass (510) 486-4759
Christopher Payne (510) 495-2577
Therese Peffer (510) 486-7328
Jallen Peng (510) 495-2705
Mattia Pezzola (510) 486-7089
Mary Ann Piette (510) 486-6286
Mel Pomerantz (510) 486-4801
Marco Pritoni (530) 220-4394
Ben Radhakrishnan (510) 486-5988
Paul Raftery (510) 486-4000
Leo Rainer (510) 495-2761
Prakash Rao (510) 486-4410
Baptiste Ravache (510) 495-2832
Cindy Regnier (510) 486-7011
Shu Ren (206) 802-5891

Pages

Publications by Organization

2013

Chan, Wanyu R., Jeffrey Joh, and Max H. Sherman. "Analysis of Air Leakage Measurements of US Houses." Energy and Buildings (2013): 616-625. (585.74 KB)
Therkelsen, Peter L., Aimee T. McKane, Ridah Sabouni, and Tracy Evans. "Assessing the Costs and Benefits of the Superior Energy Performance Program." In American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry., 2013. (367.86 KB)
Hult, Erin L., Max H. Sherman, and Iain S. Walker. Blower-door techniques for measuring interzonal leakage In Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XII International Conference. Buildings XII Proceedings. Clearwater Beach, Florida: ASHRAE, 2013. (988.23 KB)
Klems, Joseph H.. "Complex Fenestration Calculation Module." In EnergyPlus Engineering Reference., 2013. (13.43 MB)
Nordman, Bruce, Steven Lanzisera, and Richard E. Brown. Energy Efficient Digital Networks. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2013. (5.53 MB)

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