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.
Lighting energy savings potential of split-pane electrochromic windows controlled for daylighting with visual comfort." Energy and Buildings 61 (2013): 8-20. "
Monitored lighting energy savings from dimmable lighting controls in The New York Times Headquarters Building." Energy and Buildings 68, no. A (2013): 498-514. "
Regional performance targets for transparent near-infrared switching electrochromic window glazings." Building and Environment 61 (2013): 160-168. "
U.S. energy savings potential from dynamic daylighting control glazings." Energy and Buildings 66 (2013): 415-423. "
A validation of the Radiance three-phase simulation method for modeling annual daylight performance of optically-complex fenestration systems." Journal of Building Performance Simulation April 2012 (2012). "
End User Impacts of Automated Electrochromic Windows in a Pilot Retrofit Application." Energy and Buildings 47, no. April 2012 (2012): 267-284. "