Brennan Less has been building, testing or researching high performance homes for the past six years. He has filled the roles of carpenter, construction manager, energy auditor, energy modeler, green products salesman, and building science researcher and student. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Architecture at UC Berkeley. He works in the Energy Performance of Buildings Group at LBNL, where he manages a two year performance monitoring study of residential deep energy retrofits in California.
"Efficacy of occupancy-based smart ventilation control strategies in energy-efficient homes in the United States." Building and Environment 156 (2019) 253 - 267. LBNL-2001199. .
"Energy savings with outdoor temperature-based smart ventilation control strategies in advanced California homes." Energy and Buildings 194 (2019) 317 - 327. 2001207. .
Smart Ventilation Controls for Occupancy and Auxiliary Fan Use Across U.S. Climates. 2017. LBNL-2001118. .
"Smart Ventilation Control of Indoor Humidity in High Performance Homes in Humid U.S. Climates." ASHRAE (2016). LBNL-1006980. .
Assessment of Literature Related to Combustion Appliance Venting Systems. 2015. LBNL-176805. .
Deep Energy Retrofit Guidance for the Building America Solutions Center. 2015. LBNL-184443. .
"Indoor Air Quality in 24 California Residences Designed as High-Performance Homes." (2015). LBNL-6937E. .
A Meta-Analysis of Single-Family Deep Energy Retrofit Performance in the U.S. 2014. LBNL-6601E. .
An Assessment of Envelope Measures in Mild Climate Deep Energy Retrofits. 2014. LBNL-6880E. .
Houses are Dumb without Smart Ventilation. 2014. LBNL-6747E. .
Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation in Residential Deep Energy Retrofits. 2014. LBNL-6881E. .
Deep Energy Retrofits—Eleven California Case Studies. 2012. LBNL-6166E. .