Rick Diamond is a retired Staff Scientist and former Deputy of Research Operations of the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research has focused on consumer behavior and user interactions with the built environment, including post occupancy and energy evaluations of housing, schools, and workplace environments. Diamond has co-led efforts for the U.S. Department of Energy on developing a social science R&D roadmap for the building sector, and has recently led an effort to provide technical assistance on the greening of the U.S. House of Representatives. He is also a Senior Advisor at the California Institute for Energy and Environment, (CIEE), where he is working to develop support for research and development in behavior and decision making related to energy efficiency.
Diamond has a B.A. in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard College, and an M. Arch. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been on the faculty at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, the California College of Arts and Crafts, and as a visiting professor in the Architecture Department at UC Berkeley.
Savings By Design Energy Efficiency Integration Awards - July 18th 2005
To the Design Team of the Eastern Sierra Inter-Agency Visitors Center, in Lone Pine, California.
Hammer Award - October 07th 1996
For San Francisco Federal Building testbed, 450 Golden Gate.
The Hammer Award is presented to teams of federal employees who have made significant contributions in support of reinventing government principles.
The Award is the Vice President's answer to yesterday's government and its $400 hammer. Fittingly, the award consists of a $6.00 hammer, a ribbon, and a note from Vice President Gore, all in an aluminum frame. More than 1,200 Hammer Awards have been presented to teams comprised of federal employees, state and local employees, and citizens who are working to build a better government.
Best Poster Award - April 13th 1995
For "Energy and Ventilation Research in Highrise Apartments: The Chelsea Public Housing Study" published in the 16th AIVC Annual Conference Proceedings.
Healthy Buildings Course Development Award - June 14th 1994
Presented by Harvard University and the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation.
Photovoltaic and Design Curriculum Development Award - June 09th 1993
From the American Collegiate Schools of Architecture.