Prakash Rao

Energy/Environmental Policy Research Scientist/Engineer

Building Technology & Urban Systems Division

Building & Industrial Applications Department

Industrial Applications

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720 USA
Office Location: 090-3130
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Prakash Rao


April 2018

Industrial Applications Team: Bunmi Adesola, Arian Aghajanzadeh, Jingjing Liu, William C. Miller, Prakash Rao, Paul Sheaffer, Peter Therkelsen, Vestal Tutterow, Christine Wu




Rao, Prakash, Darren Sholes, and Joe Cresko. "Evaluation of U.S. Manufacturing Subsectors at Risk of Physical Water Shortages." Environmental Science & Technology (2019).



Rao, Prakash, Robert Kostecki, Larry L Dale, and Ashok J Gadgil. "Technology and Engineering of the Water-Energy Nexus." Annual Review of Environment and Resources 42.1 (2017) 407 - 437.
Liu, Jingjing, Prakash Rao, Peter L Therkelsen, Paul Sheaffer, Paul Scheihing, and Yannick Tamm. ISO 50001 and SEP Faster and Cheaper - Exploring the Enterprise-Wide Approach. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2017. LBNL-2001089.


Aghajanzadeh, Arian, Peter L Therkelsen, Prakash Rao, and Aimee T McKane. Global Impact Estimation of ISO 50001 Energy Management System for Industrial and Service Sectors. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2016. LBNL-1006337.
Rao, Prakash, Paul Sheaffer, Aimee T McKane, and Paul Scheihing. "Assessing Energy Efficiency Opportunities in US Industrial and Commercial Building Motor Systems." Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems, 2015. 2016. LBNL-1005023.


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." 2015 American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. Buffalo, NY, 2015. LBNL-190883.
Rao, Prakash, Aimee T McKane, and Andre de Fontaine. "Energy Savings from Industrial Water Reductions." 2015 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. Buffalo, NY, 2015. LBNL-190943.


Rao, Prakash, Ali Hasanbeigi, and Aimee T McKane. "A Framework to Survey the Energy Efficiency of Installed Motor Systems." 2013 Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013. LBNL-1003886.