Michael McNeil received a Bachelor's degree in Physics from U.C. Berkeley in 1990 and a PhD in Physics from U.C. Santa Cruz in 1996. His graduate research was performed at the Center European Particle Physics (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was a member of the ALEPH experimental collaboration. Michael joined the Energy Efficiency Standards Group at LBNL in 1999. His work at the lab has focused on analysis of environmental and financial impacts of energy efficiency policies. In addition to his work supporting U.S. Federal Efficiency Standards, Michael has contributed to several projects supporting the development of Standards and Labeling in developing countries. His international projects have included programs in India, Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico and Central America. In addition to energy efficiency standards and labeling, Michael's work has included analysis of impacts of efficiency research and development in California and voluntary whole-building efficiency programs. Currently, he is participating in a collaboration which will apply quantitative impacts methodologies to EPA's Water Sense program. Finally, Michael has a strong interest in bottom-up forecasting of global energy consumption by region, country and sector according to econometric modeling of equipment uptake rates and per-unit energy consumption patters. He has contributed to research in this area as part of the Lab's Global Energy Demand Collaborative since 2005.
"Forecasting Indonesia's electricity load through 2030 and peak demand reductions from appliance and lighting efficiency." Energy for Sustainable Development 49.April 2019 (2019). .
"The International Database of Efficient Appliances (IDEA): A new tool to support appliance energy-efficiency deployment." Applied Energy 205 (2017) 453 - 464. .
"Baseline Evaluation and Policy Implications for Air Conditioners in Indonesia." 9th International Conference On Energy Efficiency In Domestic Appliances and Lighting. 2017. .
Accelerating the Global Adoption of Climate-Friendly and Energy-Efficient Refrigerators. Paris, France: UN Environment, (U4E) Economy Division Energy, Climate, and Technology Branch, 2017.
"Modeling Technological Change and Its Impact on Energy Savings in the U.S. Iron and Steel Sector." Applied Energy 202.September 15, 2017 (2017). .
"Methodology for the National Water Savings and Spreadsheet: Indoor Residential and Commercial/Institutional Products, and Outdoor Residential Products." The International Water Association Specialist Conference on Efficient Use and Management of Water. Bath, England, United Kingdom, 2017. .
"Energy efficiency outlook in China’s urban buildings sector through 2030." Energy Policy 97 (2016) 532 - 539. .
"The International Database of Efficient Appliances (IDEA): A New Resource for Global Efficiency Policy." 2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, Ca, 2016. LBNL-1006273. .
Energy Efficiency Indicators and Impact Metrics. 2016. LBNL-1005695. .
Rebound Effects in the Context of Developing Country Efficiency Programs. 2015. LBNL-1004377. .
"Potential Impact of Lighting and Appliance Efficiency Standards on Peak Demand: The Case of Indonesia." 8th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting. Luzern, Switzerland, 2015. LBNL-1003760. .
"Water Heater Technical Study to Improve MEPS – South Africa." 8th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting. Luzern, Switzerland, 2015. LBNL-1003759. .
"Impacts Evaluation of Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards in Mexico since 2000." International Energy Program Evaluation Conference. Long Beach, CA, 2015. LBNL-1003758. .
"Cooling the Growth of Air Conditioners Energy Consumption." ECEEE 2015 Summer Study on energy efficiency. Hyères, France, 2015. LBNL-184253. .
"Investigating greenhouse challenge from growing trends of electricity consumption through home appliances in buildings." Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 36 (2014) 188-193. .
"Superefficient Refrigerators: Opportunities and Challenges for Efficiency Improvement Globally." 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, Ca, 2014. .
"A Comparative Study of Energy Consumption and Efficiency of Japanese and Chinese Manufacturing Industry." Energy Policy 70 (2014) 45-56. .
Energy Efficiency Potential for Distribution Transformers in the APEC Economies. 2013. LBNL-6682E. .
"An international Survey of Electric Storage Tank Water Heater Efficiency and Standards." Southern African Energy Efficiency Convention 2013. Johanesburg, South Africa, 2013. LBNL-6725e. .
"Evidence of Progress – Measurement of Impacts of Australia’s S&L Program from 1990-2010." 7th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting. 2013. LBNL-6783e. .