Electronics, Lighting and Networks

Electronics, Lighting and Networks

Electronics, Lighting and Networks researchers are dedicated to understanding the energy implications of electronics, lighting and networks, and saving energy through these technologies.

Electronics is a new category of energy use: it consists of devices whose primary function is to process information. Lighting is closely tied to electronics because of the increasing overlap of illumination and information. Electronics—from PCs to TVs to LEDs—have many unique energy-related features. For example, one device's energy use or functional state may be determined by other devices on the same network. Electronics and networks products appear in every sector—from buildings to the grid—and in many forms, but the technical issues related to energy use are similar.

Recent research covers such diverse areas as energy-efficient Ethernet, energy use of set-top boxes, and the user interfaces of thermostats and lighting controls.

Contacts

Alan Meier (510) 486-4740 AKMeier@lbl.gov

Publications by Organization

2017

2016

2015

Meier, Alan K., Aimee T. McKane, Paul Sheihing, Tracy Evans, Sandy Glatt, and William Meffert. "The Business Value of Superior Energy Performance." In 2015 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. Buffalo, NY, 2015. PDF (1.36 MB)

2014

Meier, Alan K., and Hans-Paul Siderius. "Assembling Appliances Standards from a Basket of Functions." In 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, California, 2014. PDF (1.17 MB)
Cheung, H.Y. Iris, Steve E. Greenberg, Roozbeh Mahdavi, Richard E. Brown, and William Tscudi. "Energy Efficiency in Small Server Rooms: FIeld Surveys and Findings." In 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, California, 2014. PDF (1.33 MB)
Meier, Alan K.. "From Energy Audits to Home Performance: 30 Years of Articles in Home Energy Magazine." In 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, California, 2014. PDF (2.04 MB)
Liao, Anna, Steven Lanzisera, James D. Lutz, Christian Fitting, Margarita Kloss, and Christopher Stiles. "Performance Monitoring of Residential Hot Water Distribution Systems." In 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, California, 2014. PDF (2.42 MB)
Kloss, Margarita, H.Y. Iris Cheung, Richard E. Brown, and Alan K. Meier. "Using Public Participation to Improve MELs Energy Data Collection." In 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, California, 2014. PDF (2.81 MB)
Weber, Andrew, Steven Lanzisera, Anna Liao, and Alan K. Meier. "We Need to Talk… Developing Communicating Power Supplies to Monitor & Control Miscellaneous Electric Loads." In 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, California, 2014. PDF (12.15 MB)

2013

Nordman, Bruce, Steven Lanzisera, and Richard E. Brown. Energy Efficient Digital Networks. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2013. PDF (5.53 MB)

2012

2010

2009

2008

Homan, Gregory K., Marla C. Sanchez, and Richard E. Brown. Savings Estimates for the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Voluntary Product Labeling Program In 2008 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Asilomar, CA: Washington, DC: American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (also LBNL-xxxx), 2008.
Rubinstein, Francis M., Dmitriy Bolotov, Mark S. Levi, Kevin Powell, and Peter Schwartz. "The Advantage of Highly Controlled Lighting for Offices and Commercial Buildings." In 2008 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 17-22, 2008, 063901(1-5). Pacific Grove, CA, 2008. PDF (948.21 KB)

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