Rich Brown is a research scientist in the Building Technologies and Urban Systems Division, where he has conducted research on energy use in buildings for over 20 years. He leads a team that is working to understand and develop solutions to address the growing energy use of electronics and miscellaneous equipment in buildings. His research interests include energy efficient digital networks, extreme efficiency in off-grid applications, data centers, and field monitoring of miscellaneous equipment in buildings. He leads LBNL's technical support to the EPA Energy Star product labeling program. He holds an M.A. degree from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.S.E. in Engineering and Management Systems from Princeton University.
Direct Current as an Integrating Platform for ZNE Buildings with EVs and Storage: DC Direct Systems - A Bridge to a Low Carbon Future." In ACEEE 2016 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, California, 2016. "
Development of Diagnostic and M&V Agents, and Implementation in an Occupied Office Environment. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2015.
Energy Efficiency in Small Server Rooms: FIeld Surveys and Findings." In 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, California, 2014. "
Using Public Participation to Improve MELs Energy Data Collection." In 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, California, 2014. "
Automated Measurement and Signaling Systems for the Transactional Network. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2013.
Energy Efficient Digital Networks. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2013.
Evaluation of Miscellaneous and Electronic Device Energy Use in Hospitals." World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development 10, no. 1/2/3 (2013): 113-128. "