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.
Methods for detailed energy data collection of miscellaneous and electronic loads in a commercial office building." Building and Environment 65 (2013): 170-177. "
Achieving Extreme Efficiency: How to get the job done when energy is extremely expensive and scarce." In 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Asilomar, CA, 2012. "
Detailed Energy Data Collection for Miscellaneous and Electronic Loads in a Commercial Office Building." In 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, edited by Stephen Dawson-Haggerty, Jay Taneja and David Culler. Asilomar, CA, 2012. "
Defining a standard metric for electricity savings." Environmental Research Letters 5, no. 1 (2010). "
How to Make Appliance Standards Work: Improving Energy and Water Efficiency Test Procedures. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2010.