Marco Pritoni is a Research Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he conducts research in the area of advanced controls, data-driven modeling and data analytics applied to buildings. He leads a team of researchers working on optimization of building operation and building-to-grid interaction. Marco has a multidisciplinary background spanning mechanical engineering, building science, data science and human behavior. He holds a PhD and MS in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from UC Davis and MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Ph.D, University of California, Davis, 2016
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, M.Sc, University of California, Davis, 2013
Industrial and Management Engineering, M.Sc. (Laurea Magistrale), University of Bologna (Italy), 2003
"Solar+ Optimizer: A Model Predictive Control Optimization Platform for Grid Responsive Building Microgrids." Energies 13.12 (2020) 3093. .
"Mortar: An Open Testbed for Portable Building Analytics." ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks 16.1 (2020) 1 - 31. .
"Comparison of MPC Formulations for Building Control under Commercial Time-of-Use Tariffs." IEEE PowerTech Milan 2019. 2019. .
"Using data from connected thermostats to track large power outages in the United States." Applied Energy 256 (2019) 113940. .
"Inferring occupant counts from Wi-Fi data in buildings through machine learning." Building and Environment 158 (2019) 281 - 294. .
Energy Reporting: Device Demonstration, Communication Protocols, and Codes and Standards. Sacramento: California Energy Commission, 2019. .
"What can connected thermostats tell us about American heating and cooling habits?." ECEEE 2019 SUMMER STUDY 2019. .
"Towards a Scalable Model for Smart Buildings." ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings 2018. .
"Home energy management (HEM) database: A list with coded attributes of 308 devices commercially available in the US." Data in Brief 16 (2018) 71 - 74. .
"Dealing with Expected Thermal Discomfort." ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings 2018. .
"Smart Home Energy Management: Use Cases and Savings Opportunities." ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings 2018. .
"Categories and functionality of smart home technology for energy management." Building and Environment 123 (2017) 543 - 554. .
"Occupant thermal feedback for improved efficiency in university buildings." Energy and Buildings 144 (2017) 241 - 250. .
Accessing Wi-Fi Data for Occupancy Sensing. 2017. LBNL-2001053. .
"Operating Systems for Small/Medium Commercial Buildings." Intelligent Building Control Systems. . Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2017. 45 - 69. .
"Energy efficiency and the misuse of programmable thermostats: The effectiveness of crowdsourcing for understanding household behavior." Energy Research & Social Science 8 (2015). .
"Facilitating energy savings with programmable thermostats: evaluation and guidelines for the thermostat user interface." Ergonomics 56.Issue 3: Ergonomics and Sustainability (2012). .
"Folk Labeling: Insights on Improving Usability and Saving Energy Gleaned from After-Market Graffiti on Common Appliances." 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings 2012. .
"How people use thermostats in homes: A review." Building and Environment 46.12 (2011). .
"Usability of Residential Thermostats: Preliminary Investigations." Building and Environment 46.10 (2011) 1891-1898. .
"Making Energy Savings Easier: Usability Metrics for Thermostats." Journal of Usability Studies 6.4 (2011) 226-244. .
"Measuring the Usability of Appliance Controls." Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting Conference 2011. .
"Developing standards for affordances on embedded devices: poster abstract." IConference ’11 2011. .
"Facilitating energy savings through enhanced usability of thermostats." ECEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency 2011. .