Alastair is an engineering project manager with 13 years of technical and project management experience in consultancy and research environments. He received a BSc in Geology from Liverpool University and an MSc in Technology and Innovation Studies (Industrial Policy and Environmental Technology) from the University of Sussex’s Science Policy Research Unit. His UK experience was in leading multi-disciplinary teams on concept, detailed design and engineering of community and district-wide mechanical energy systems – particularly those utilising cogeneration, heat and cooling networks and small-scale renewable generation – and commercial building energy efficiency research and demonstration projects. His clients included environmental organisations, local authorities, Universities, Federal agencies and commercial developers. Since joining LBNL, Alastair’s projects have mainly comprised technology field demonstration and deployment in commercial buildings, including energy performance measurement and verification of a large central cooling plant, and several projects in the lighting and advanced lighting controls area. He is Program Manager for all LBNL activities under the GSA Proving Ground program. Alastair is interested in the role of energy systems in urban planning, particularly with respect to provision of energy flexibility and future proofing, and what that means for the role of distributed energy.
"System Retrofits in Efficiency Programs: Track Record and Outlook." ACEEE Summer Study. 2020. .
"Beyond Widgets: Validated Systems Energy Savings and Utility Custom Incentive Program Systems Trends." 2018 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. 2018. .
"Driving Adoption of Demand-Responsive Commercial Lighting with a Clarified Value Proposition: Site Level Energy Savings and Cost-Benefit Analysis." 2018 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, CA, 2018. .
"Dynamic Geospatial Modeling of the Building Stock To Project Urban Energy Demand." Environmental Science & Technology 52.14 (2018) 7604 - 7613. .
"Temporal and geographic drivers of biomass residues in California." Resources, Conservation and Recycling 139 (2018) 287 - 297. .
"Bioenergy Potential from Food Waste in California." Environmental Science & Technology (2017). LBNL-1007105. .
"Beyond Widgets – Systems Incentive Programs for Utilities." ACEEE (2016). LBNL-1006195. .
Wireless Advanced Lighting Controls Retrofit Demonstration. 2015. LBNL-183791. .
"Oregon Sustainability Center: Weighing Approaches to Net Zero." 2013. LBNL-6916E. .
Zone Level Occupant-‐Responsive Building Energy Systems at the GSA. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2013. LBNL-6887E. .
"Commercial Buildings Partnerships – Overview of Higher Education Projects." 2013. LBNL-6903E. .
"Tips for Daylighting with Windows." 2013. LBNL-6902E. .
"MIT - Mighty Steps for Energy Sustainability." 2012. LBNL-6918E. .