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 Scoring Tool and Web Services Team: Evan Mills, Norman Bourassa, Leo Rainer and Gregory Homan
Home Energy Saver Team, led by Evan Mills and Rich Brown, and Microsoft Corp.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Al Gore
Journal and Editorial Board Memberships
Energy Efficiency, Editorial Board
Light and Engineering, Foreign Editorial Advisory Board
"Building Commissioning Costs and Savings Across Three Decades and 1,500 North American Buildings." Energy and Buildings 227.110408 (2020). .
Valuation of Green and High-Performance Property: Commercial, Multi-Family, and Institutional Properties. Washington, DC: The Appraisal Foundation, 2018. .
"Global Kerosene Subsidies: An Obstacle to Energy Efficiency and Development." World Development 99 (2017) 463-480. .
"Beware kerosene subsidies: An obstacle to energy efficiency and development." European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy Columns. European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, 2017. .
"An Insurance Perspective on U.S. Electric Grid Disruption Costs." The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice 41.4 (2016) 555 - 586. LBNL-1006392. .
"Appraising Green: Show me the Market Value." 2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 21-26, 2016. Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA, 2016. .
"Job Creation and Energy Savings Through a Transition to Modern Off-grid Lighting." Energy for Sustainable Development 33 (2016) 155-166. .
"Action-Oriented Energy Benchmarking for Nonresidential Buildings." Proceedings of the IEEE 104.4 (2016) 697-712. .
"Identifying and Reducing the Health and Safety Impacts of Fuel-Based Lighting." Energy for Sustainable Development 30 (2016) 39-50. .
"Green Residential Appraisals in the United States Context: Challenges and Opportunities." Journal of Sustainable Real Estate (2016). .
"Green, Clean, & Mean: Pushing the Energy Envelope in Tech Industry Buildings." 2015. LBNL-1005070E. .
"Taming the Energy Use of Gaming Computers." Energy Efficiency 2 (2015). .
"High Life Cycle Efficacy Explains Fast Energy Payback for Improved Off-Grid Lighting in the Developing World." Journal of Industrial Ecology 18.5 (2014) 722-733. .
"Asset Rating with the Home Energy Scoring Tool." Energy and Building 80 (2014) 441-450. .
"Solar-LED Alternatives to Fuel-based Lighting for Night Fishing." Energy and Sustainable Development 21 (2014) 30-41. .
"Low-cost LED flashlights and market spoiling in Kenya’s off-grid lighting market." Energy Efficiency 8.2 (2014) https://eta-publications.lbl.gov/publications?f%5Bauthor%5D=16780. .