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.

Publications by Organization



Villar, Amanda R.. Biochar: A Solution to Oakland’s Green Waste?. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2010. PDF (397.2 KB)
Lutz, James D.. Evaluation of TANK Water Heater Simulation Model as Embedded in HWSim. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2010. PDF (709.98 KB)
Lutz, James D.. FEMP Designated Product Assessment for Commercial Gas Water Heaters. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2010. PDF (240.22 KB)
Harris, Jeffrey P., Richard C. Diamond, Carl Blumstein, Chris Calwell, Maithili Iyer, Christopher T. Payne, and Paul Siderius. "Towards a Policy of Progressive Efficiency." In People-Centered Initiatives for Increasing Energy Saving. Washington, D.C. : ACEEE, 2010. PDF (941.07 KB)


Biermayer, Peter J., and James D. Lutz. Gas Water Heater Energy Losses. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009. PDF (322.84 KB)


Dale, Larry L., and Sydny K. Fujita. An Analysis of the Price Elasticity of Demand for Household Appliances. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2008. PDF (277.47 KB)