Evan Mills is a retired Senior Scientist in the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division, and has worked in the energy efficiency field since 1982. He previously led the Center for Building Science at LBNL. His core commercial-buildings expertise is in energy benchmarking, commissioning, high-tech buildings, risk management, and the efficiency business case. He is a frequent speaker to academic and industry audiences on buildings energy efficiency, author of over 300 publications, and member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He is a recipient of an R&D 100 award for commercializing Home Energy Saver software in 2009. Mills holds a MS degree in Energy and Resources from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Environmental and Energy Systems Studies from Lund University in Sweden.
Home Energy Saver Team, led by Evan Mills and Rich Brown, and Microsoft Corp.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Al Gore
Home Energy Scoring Tool and Web Services Team: Evan Mills, Norman Bourassa, Leo Rainer and Gregory Homan
Journal and Editorial Board Memberships
Energy Efficiency, Editorial Board
Light and Engineering, Foreign Editorial Advisory Board
"Field Study Methods and Results from a Market Trial of Night Market Vendors in Rural Kenya." Light & Engineering 22.2 (2014). .
"Economic Growth in the Face of Weather and Climate Extremes: A Call for Better Data." Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 94 (2013). .
"The Greening of Insurance." Science 338.6113 (2012) 1424-1425. .
"The Carbon Footprint of Indoor Cannabis Production." Energy Policy 46 (2012) 58-67. .
"The Home Energy Scoring Tool: A Simplified Asset Rating for Single Family Homes." 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings 2012. LBNL-5714E. .
"Accuracy of the Home Energy Saver Energy Calculation Methodology." 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Washington, D.C.: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, 2012. .
"Doing well by doing good: a scientist frames climate solutions in business terms." Environmental Research Web (2012). .
"Monitoring-Based Commissioning: Benchmarking Analysis of 24 University Buildings in California." Energy Engineering (2012). LBNL-5891E. .
"Online Communities for Creating Change: Home Energy Pros." 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. 2012. .
"Web Services that Foster Innovation in Buildings Energy Analysis Tools." 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. 2012. .
"Weighing the Risks of Climate Change Mitigation Strategies." Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 68.6 (2012) 67-78. .
"Commissioning High-Tech Facilities." ASHRAE Journal 53 (2011). .
"Defining a standard metric for electricity savings." Environmental Research Letters 5.1 (2010). LBNL-2213E. .
"Illuminating The Pecking Order in Off-Grid Lighting: A Demonstration of LED Lighting for Saving Energy in the Poultry Sector." Light & Engineering 19.4 (2010). .