Eleanor Lee is a Staff Scientist and licensed architect in the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division. She has worked at LBNL for 18 years conducting research to improve commercial building energy-efficiency using state-of-the-art intelligent façade and daylighting technologies integrated with lighting controls and HVAC systems. Investigative methods include simulations, laboratory and field tests, and monitored demonstrations to engineer and quantify the energy efficiency potential and human factor impacts of emerging technologies and to accelerate their adoption into the marketplace. Lee has received two Architecture/ Progressive Architecture Awards for Architectural Research and has published over 50 publications including two books on high-performance window and daylighting systems for commercial buildings. Prior to working at LBNL, she evaluated pedestrian level winds and the natural ventilation potential of buildings with a boundary layer wind tunnel at UC Berkeley. She has practiced at several small and large San Francisco Bay Area architectural firms. She holds a BA and Masters degree in Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley.
Assessment of the potential to achieve very low energy use in public buildings in China with advanced window and shading systems." Buildings 5, no. 2 (2015): 668-699. "
Balancing daylight, glare, and energy-efficiency goals: An evaluation of exterior coplanar shading systems using complex fenestration modeling tools." Energy and Buildings 112 (2015). "
Discomfort glare with complex fenestration systems and the impact on energy use when using daylighting control In 10th International Conference on Advanced Building Skins. Bern, Switzerland, 2015.
Integrated control of dynamic facades and distributed energy resources for energy cost minimization in commercial buildings." Solar Energy 122 (2015): 1384-1397. "
Measured daylighting potential of a static optical louver system under real sun and sky conditions." Building and Environment 92 (2015): 347-359. "
Potential energy savings with exterior shades in large office buildings and the impact of discomfort glare." In Fourth BEST Conference Building Enclosure Science & Technology (BEST4). Kansas City, Missouri, 2015. "
United States energy and CO2 savings potential from deployment of near-infrared electrochromic window glazings." Building and Environment 89 (2015): 107-117. "
Empirical Assessment of a Prismatic Daylight-Redirecting Window Film in a Full-Scale Office Testbed." LEUKOS: The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America 10, no. 1 (2014): 19-45. "