Travis Walter is a Graduate Student Research Assistant at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a Ph.D. Student at the University of California, Berkeley in in Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Travis' research focuses on energy efficiency in buildings. He develops statistical models for predicting building energy use based on limited data, with an emphasis on quantifying the uncertainty in the predictions. He uses the models to identify cost effective opportunities for equipment retrofits and other energy conservation measures, and for establishing weather-normalized energy baselines for measurement and verification purposes.
"Assessing the Energy Resilienceof Office Buildings: Development and Testing of a Simplified Metric for Real Estate Stakeholders." Building Vol.11(3) No.96 (2021). .
"GHG policy impacts for Seattle’s buildings: targets, timing, and scope." Buildings and Cities 2 (2021). .
"Making Data-Driven Policy Decisions for the Nation’s First Building Energy Performance Standards." ACEEE Summer Study on Buildings 2020. 2020. .
"Developing and Evaluating a Metric for Office Building Energy Resilience During a Power Outage." 2020 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. 2020. .
"Beyond Widgets: Validated Systems Energy Savings and Utility Custom Incentive Program Systems Trends." 2018 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. 2018. .
"A regression-based approach to estimating retrofit savings using the Building Performance Database." Applied Energy 179 (2016) 996 - 1005. .
"Big Data Analytics in the Building Industry." ASHRAE Journal (2016) 38-45. LBNL-1005983. .
"Beyond Widgets – Systems Incentive Programs for Utilities." ACEEE (2016). LBNL-1006195. .
"Big-data for building energy performance: Lessons from assembling a very large national database of building energy use." Applied Energy 140 (2015) 85 - 93. .
"Uncertainty estimation improves energy measurement and verification procedures." Applied Energy 130 (2014) 230 - 236. .
Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database. 2014. LBNL-6724E. .
"Siting Samplers to Minimize Expected Time to Detection." Risk Analysis 32.12 (2012) 2032 - 2042. .