Energy Efficiency Standards Group

Energy Efficiency Standards Group

The Energy Efficiency Standards (EES) Group analyzes technical, economic and environmental aspects of more efficient appliances and equipment used in all sectors (except transportation), both in the United States and internationally. The EES staff offers a broad range of expertise, primarily in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Appliance & Equipment Standards program and its mission to promulgate standards that achieve the maximum technologically feasible and economically justified improvement in energy efficiency.

The EES group's core capabilities include:

  • Energy policy analysis
  • Cost-benefit assessment, including uncertainty and variability analysis
  • Product lifecycle cost analysis
  • Energy modeling and forecasting
  • Environmental impacts assessment
  • Economic research
  • National impacts analysis
  • Advanced technology and market assessment

The EES group also constitutes a network of subject experts with strong ties to professional associations related to appliance and equipment efficiency and knowledge of leading experts and actors in the field.


Helcio Blum (510) 495-2865
Tom Burke (510) 486-7723
Michael Carnall (510) 495-2477
Terry Chan (510) 486-7439
Yuting Chen (510) 486-7504
Katie Coughlin (510) 486-5949
Edward Cubero (510) 486-6628
Larry Dale (510) 495-2477
Camilla Dunham (207) 420-1690
Victor Franco (510) 486-5147
Heidi Fuchs (510) 486-6839
Sydny Fujita (510) 486-5796
Mohan Ganeshalingam (510) 486-7067
Brian Gerke (510) 486-5973
Joseph Glass-Katz (510) 486-6076


Publications by Organization


Fuchs, H. et al., Characteristics and Energy Use of Volume Servers in the U.S., in 2018 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, 2018.
Franco, V. H., Y. Bennani Smires, J. Ke, E. Cubero, and A. Lekov, Estimating Residential Appliance Lifetime for Energy Efficient Policy Analysis, in 2018 ACEEE Summer Study on Building Energy Efficiency, Pacific Grove, CA, 2018.
Fuchs, H., A. Aghajanzadeh, and P. L. Therkelsen, Using industry’s own words to quantify the benefits and challenges of ISO 50001, in eceee Industrial Summer Study 2018, Berlin, Germany, 2018.


Letschert, V. E. et al., Baseline Evaluation and Policy Implications for Air Conditioners in Indonesia, in 9th International Conference On Energy Efficiency In Domestic Appliances and Lighting, 2017.
Granderson, J., R. Singla, E. Mayhorn, P. Ehrlich, D. Vrabie, and S. Frank, Characterization and Survey of Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics Tools, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 2017.
Vossos, V., S. Pantano, R. Heard, and R. E. Brown, DC Appliances and DC Power Distribution: A Bridge to the Future Net Zero Energy Home, in 9th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting , 2017.
Stratton, H., H. Fuchs, Y. Chen, C. Dunham, C. Chun Ni, and A. A. Williams, Keeping Pace with Water and Wastewater Rates, American Water Works Association , 2017.
Schein, J. et al., Methodology for the National Water Savings and Spreadsheet: Indoor Residential and Commercial/Institutional Products, and Outdoor Residential Products, in The International Water Association Specialist Conference on Efficient Use and Management of Water, Bath, England, United Kingdom, 2017.
Gerke, B. F. and G. Dreyfus, The Advanced Cooling Market Tracker: Monitoring deployment of climate-friendly cooling technology worldwide, in 9th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting, 2017.
Singla, R. and J. Granderson, Using EMIS to Identify Top Opportunities for Commercial Building Efficiency, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, 2017.