High Tech and Industrial Systems

High Tech and Industrial Systems

Some of the largest energy users in today’s economy are high tech buildings and industrial systems. They operate up to 24 hours per day with energy intensities much greater than typical commercial or residential buildings, and are essential to the national economy.

High-tech buildings, such as laboratories, cleanrooms, data centers and hospitals, are characterized by large baseloads, continuous operation and high energy-use intensities. These buildings crosscut many industries and institutions. Activities and products include: benchmarking surveys and metrics, case study reports, technology development, technology demonstrations, assessment and profiling tools, best practice guides, workshops, training guides, and development of other strategies.

Industrial energy uses in traditional manufacturing and processing facilities are highly variable from sector to sector, as well as within sectors. Berkeley Lab research seeks to identify characteristics and operating practices related to industrial systems, processes, controls architecture, management structures, business practices and technologies that can contribute positively to the ability of industrial facilities to manage their energy use for continual improvement and to respond to dynamic grid conditions.

High tech buildings and industrial systems represent an attractive and often untapped opportunity for energy savings. The High Tech and Industrial Systems group works to improve the energy efficiency of both through research, development, demonstrations and deployment.

Staff

Bunmi Adesola (510) 486-6966
Arian Aghajanzadeh (510) 495-2145
Steve Greenberg (510) 486-6971
Magnus Herrlin (510) 486-6515
Bill Miller (510) 486-4867
Dale Sartor (510) 486-5988
Paul Sheaffer (703) 689-1202
Peter Therkelsen (510) 486-5645

Publications by Organization

2016

2015

Therkelsen, Peter L., Prakash Rao, Aimee T. McKane, Ridah Sabouni, Yannick Tamm, and Paul Scheihing. "Development of an Enhanced Payback Function for the Superior Energy Performance Program." In 2015 American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. Buffalo, NY, 2015. PDF (800.05 KB)
Rao, Prakash, Aimee T. McKane, and Andre de Fontaine. "Energy Savings from Industrial Water Reductions." In 2015 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. Buffalo, NY, 2015. PDF (365.81 KB)
Siciliano, Graziella, Aimee T. McKane, and Pamela de los Reyes. "Promoting Strong ISO 50001 Outcomes with Supportive National Infrastructure." In 2015 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. Buffalo, NY, 2015. PDF (1.12 MB)
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

2013

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)

2012

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