Building Technologies Department

Building Technologies Department

The Building Technologies Department focuses work in three areassimulation research; windows and envelope materials; and  electronics, lighting, and networks.

The Department's simulation researchers develop software that supports building design and operation. Windows and envelope materials researchers develop energy-efficient window systems and study advanced daylighting designs, to identify the optimal selections for various buildings and applications. The electronics, lighting and networks researchers conduct research to evaluate and optimize aspects of building electronics, including energy-efficient Ethernet, energy use of set-top boxes, and thermostat and lighting controls user interfaces.


Ben Radhakrishnan (510) 486-5988
Prakash Rao (510) 486-4410
Gerald Robinson (510) 486-5769
Dale Sartor (510) 486-5988
Paul Sheaffer (703) 689-1202
Darren Sholes (510) 486-5627
Peter Therkelsen (510) 486-5645
Vestal Tutterow (703) 346-3533
Liyang Wang (510) 486-5914
Charles Williams (510) 495-2892
Christine Wu (510) 486-7242


Publications by Organization


Payne, Christopher T., H.Y. Iris Cheung, and Emily Fisher. "Evolution of Energy Efficiency Programs Over Time: The Case of Standby Power." In 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings., 2014. PDF (1 MB)


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. PDF (367.86 KB)
McKane, Aimee T., Miriam L. Goldberg, and Julia Vetromile. "International Approaches to Measurement and Verification of Continual Improvement in Industrial Facilities." In ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. Niagara Falls, NY, 2013. PDF (1.01 MB)
Coles, Henry C.. "LBNL's Novel Approach to Cooling." DatacenterDynamicsFOCUS, no. 28 (2013): 56-59. PDF (403.83 KB)
Malone, Elizabeth L., Richard C. Diamond, Amy K. Wolfe, Tom Sanquist, Christopher T. Payne, and Jerry Dion. "Sustainable Behavior." Sustain: "Implementing Sustainability: The Behavioral-Institutional Dimension" Spring/Summer 2013, no. 28 (2013): 28-32. PDF (9.61 MB)


K. Fujita, Sydny, and Margaret Taylor. Achieved and Potential Energy Savings through Energy Efficient Procurement. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2012. PDF (509.84 KB)
Taylor, Margaret, and Sydny K. Fujita. The Path to Savings: Understanding the Federal Purchase of Energy-Consuming Products. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2012. PDF (343.96 KB)
Payne, Christopher T.. "The Role of Business Systems in Achieving Market Transformation." In Procurement, Innovation and Green Growth: The story continues...., 2012. PDF (3.49 MB)
Taylor, Margaret, and Sydny K. Fujita. "Who Buys What? Understanding Federal Procurement of Energy Efficient Products." In American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. Pacific Grove, CA: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2012. PDF (144.97 KB)
Mahdavi, Roozbeh, and William F. Tschudi. Wireless Sensor Network for Improving the Energy Efficiency of Data Centers. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2012. PDF (10.41 MB)