Commercial Building Systems

Commercial Building Systems

ETA's commercial building systems research explores different ways to integrate the efforts of research in windows, lighting, and simulations with the goal of developing coherent and innovative building construction and design techniques. The researchers develop benchmarking, measurement and energy information systems, as well as commissioning tools, guides, and evaluations of advanced building systems.

Research focuses on developing advanced computer-based building design tools that assist the architect or engineer in decision-making from early, schematic design through building construction, commissioning and operation.

In the spirit of the healthy or green building, the work includes seeking ways to integrate a variety of isolated building technologies into complete systems that allow for compounded energy efficiency and an increased building lifecycle.


Josh Brown (510) 486-5124
Claire Curtin (510) 486-7988
Sam Fernandes (510) 486-4048
Jessica Granderson (510) 486-6792
Guanjing Lin (510) 486-5979
Paul Mathew (510) 486-5116
Cindy Regnier (510) 486-7011
Alastair Robinson (510) 486-6918
Gitanjali Singh (510) 495-2167
Samir Touzani (510) 486-6772
Travis Walter (510) 486-7867

Publications by Organization


Granderson, Jessica, Marco Bonvini, Mary Ann Piette, Janie Page, Guanjing Lin, and Lily R. 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). (845.56 KB)
Granderson, Jessica, Samir Touzani, Cody Taylor, and Samuel Fernandes. "Will the Measurement Robots Take Our Jobs? An Update on the State of Automated M&V for Energy Efficiency Programs." Proceedings of the 2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA, August 2016." (2016). (609.31 KB)


Price, Phillip N., Mary Ann Piette, Jessica Granderson, and John Elliott. "Automated Measurement and Verification of Transactive Energy Systems, Load Shape Analysis, and Consumer Engagement." In GridWise® Architecture Council Transactive Energy Conference. Portland, Oregon, 2015. (1.02 MB)