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.
A Comparative Study of Energy Consumption and Efficiency of Japanese and Chinese Manufacturing Industry." Energy Policy 70 (2014): 45-56. "
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." In 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, Ca, 2014. "
An international Survey of Electric Storage Tank Water Heater Efficiency and Standards." In Southern African Energy Efficiency Convention 2013. Johanesburg, South Africa, 2013. "
Analysis and Practices of Energy Benchmarking for Industry from the Perspective of Systems Engineering." Energy 54 (2013): 32-44. "
Bottom-Up Energy Analysis System (BUENAS) – An International Appliance Efficiency Policy Tool." Energy Efficiency 6, no. 2 (2013): 191-217. "
China's energy and emissions outlook to 2050: Perspectives from bottom-up energy end-use model." Energy Policy 53 (2013): 51-62. "
Energy Efficiency - How Far Can We Raise the Bar? Revealing the Potential of Best Available Technologies." Energy 59 (2013): 72-82. "