Mary Ann Piette is the Director of the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division and has been at LBNL since 1983. She is also the Director of the Demand Response Research Center (DRRC). The DRRC develops DR technology and the Open Automated Demand Response standard, which is a key element of the NIST Smart Grid standards. OpenADR is being deployed to deliver over 250 MW of DR in California and throughout the US. Ms. Piette develops and evaluates low-energy and demand response technologies for buildings. She specializes in commissioning, energy information systems, benchmarking, and diagnostics. She has authored over 100 papers on efficiency and demand response. In 2006 Ms Piette received the Benner Award at the National Conference on Building Commissioning for contributions to making commissioning “business as usual”. Ms. Piette completed her undergraduate work at UC Berkeley in Physical Science. She has a Master’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and a Licentiate in Building Services Engineering from the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.
Opportunities for Energy Efficiency and Automated Demand Response in Industrial Refrigerated Warehouses in California. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009.
Preliminary Findings from an Analysis of Building Energy Information System Technologies." In 2009 National Conference on Building Commissioning, June 3-5, 2009. Seattle, WA, 2009. "
Regression Models for Demand Reduction based on Cluster Analysis of Load Profiles." In IEEE-PES/IAS Conference on Sustainable Alternative Energy. Valencia, Spain, 2009. "
Statistical analysis of baseline load models for non-residential buildings." Energy and Buildings 41, no. 4 (2009): 374-381. "
Action-Oriented Benchmarking: Concepts and Tools." Energy Engineering (2008). "
Automated Demand Response: The Missing Link in the Electricity Value Chain." In 2008 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, CA, 2008. "
Enhancing Price Response Programs through Auto-DR: California’s 2007 Implementation Experience In AESP 18th National Energy Services Conference & Exposition. Proceedings of the 18th National Energy Services Conference & Exposition. Clearwater Beach, FL, 2008.