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.
How to Make Appliance Standards Work: Improving Energy and Water Efficiency Test Procedures. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2010.
Calendar Year 2007 Program Benefits for U.S. EPA Energy Star Labeled Products: Expanded Methodology. Berkeley, CA: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009.
Report to Congress on Server and Data Center Energy Efficiency: Public Law 109-431. Berkeley, CA, 2008.
Savings Estimates for the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Voluntary Product Labeling Program In 2008 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Asilomar, CA: Washington, DC: American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (also LBNL-xxxx), 2008.
U.S. Building-Sector Energy Efficiency Potential." (2008). "