Marco holds a PhD and MS in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from UC Davis and MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy. He conducts research in the area of HVAC, sensors, controls, automation, modeling and data analytics applied to buildings. Marco has worked in several in multidisciplinary projects involving several disciplines: computer science, mechanical engineering, building science and human behavior and he is an expert in how these factors affect energy use.
"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. .
"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. .
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. .