SEMINAR: Tools for Change: New Online Tools to See, Understand, and Manage Energy Use at Berkeley Lab

SEMINAR: Tools for Change: New Online Tools to See, Understand, and Manage Energy Use at Berkeley Lab

Seminar Speaker(s) 

John Elliott
Chief Sustainability Officer, Berkeley Lab

John Elliott is Chief Sustainability Officer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is responsible for directing and implementing the Lab’s sustainability strategy. He has broad and detailed experience in building efficiency, building energy management, renewables, water efficiency, electric vehicles, employee engagement, waste diversion, and toxics reduction. He was previously Director, Energy and Sustainability at UC Merced and has done prior work in energy efficiency program design, strategy consulting to utilities, consulting on efficiency and renewables to native American tribes, leading a professional services team implementing energy software solutions for utilities and energy market operators, as well as doing groundwater modeling and work with soil and groundwater remediation systems. John draws on the local academic communities of Stanford and the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley, where he received undergraduate and master’s degrees.

Seminar Abstract 

In this informal session, John Elliott will explore energy use at Berkeley Lab by navigating online tools (no Powerpoint slides). These tools form the foundation for Berkeley Lab’s ongoing efforts to monitor and reduce energy use through operational changes and capital retrofit projects. But these tools can serve a greater purpose by enabling the general Lab community to understand our organization’s energy use and develop a vocabulary for talking about the changes needed to meet climate mitigation targets. You are invited to provide initial feedback on these tools and start a conversation to help realize this greater potential. During this session, John will answer the following questions:

  • What are significant energy uses at Berkeley Lab?

  • What are some simple ways to talk about energy use and put that use in perspective?

  • How is energy use at the Lab changing?

  • How much does the Lab’s energy use vary with time and how does this affect our efficiency strategy?

  • Is the Lab on track to meet climate mitigation targets?

  • How does the Lab identify energy efficiency opportunities?

  • How do we track and verify project savings over time?

  • What do we need to do to make all of our building performance data available for research?

Click here for the webinar recording of this seminar.


Apr 11, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm




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