Won Young Park is a senior research associate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). He is working on technical analysis for televisions, computer monitors, and lighting. In the studies, he assesses energy savings potential in efficiency improvement options, evaluates cost effectiveness of key technologies, and provides technical information and recommendations for policies and programs designed to accelerate the adoption of efficient technologies. He also supports a Korea project that demonstrates economic potential for energy efficiency improvement in appliances and equipment. Prior to LBNL, he worked at Samsung SDI, focusing on digital display technology and the alternate energy business. As a research engineer, he evaluated production data to optimize process ability and collaborated in the development of long-term roadmaps for Plasma Display technology. Studying at UC Berkeley, he specialized in life cycle carbon emissions analysis. Also, during his internship with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Japan, he worked on a research project to identify proactive environmental policies in Asian developing countries. He received a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Yonsei University, Korea, and a Master of Public Policy from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy.
Model Regulation Guidelines for Energy-Efficient and Climate-Friendly Air Conditioners. Paris: UN Environment, 2019. .
"Providing reliable and financially sustainable electricity access in India using super-efficient appliances." Energy Policy 132 (2019). .
"The manufacturer economics and national benefits of cooling efficiency for air conditioners in Brazil." eceee 2019 Summer Study. Belambra Presqu'île de Giens, France, 2019. .
Challenges and Recommended Policies for Simultaneous Global Implementation of Low-GWP Refrigerants and High Efficiency in Room Air Conditioners. Berkeley, CA: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2019. .
Assessment of commercially available energy-efficient room air conditioners including models with low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants. Berkeley, CA: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 2017. 2001047. .
"Adoption of energy-efficient televisions for expanded off-grid electricity service." Development Engineering 2 (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). .
Techno-Economic Assessment of Deep Electrification of Passenger Vehicles in India. 2017. LBNL-1007121. .
"Energy savings opportunities in the global digital television transition." Energy Efficiency (2016). .
"Superefficient Refrigerators: Opportunities and Challenges for Efficiency Improvement Globally." 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, Ca, 2014. .
"Efficiency Improvement Opportunities in TVs: Implications for Market Transformation Programs." Energy Policy 59 (2013) 361-372. .
Assessment of SEAD Global Medals for Televisions. 2013. LBNL-6723E. .
"Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for Personal Computer Monitors: Implications for Market Transformation Programs." Energy Efficiency 6 (2013) 545-569. LBNL-5533E. .