Alastair is an engineering project manager with 13 years of technical and project management experience in consultancy and research environments. He received a BSc in Geology from Liverpool University and an MSc in Technology and Innovation Studies (Industrial Policy and Environmental Technology) from the University of Sussex’s Science Policy Research Unit. His UK experience was in leading multi-disciplinary teams on concept, detailed design and engineering of community and district-wide mechanical energy systems – particularly those utilising cogeneration, heat and cooling networks and small-scale renewable generation – and commercial building energy efficiency research and demonstration projects. His clients included environmental organisations, local authorities, Universities, Federal agencies and commercial developers. Since joining LBNL, Alastair’s projects have mainly comprised technology field demonstration and deployment in commercial buildings, including energy performance measurement and verification of a large central cooling plant, and several projects in the lighting and advanced lighting controls area. He is Program Manager for all LBNL activities under the GSA Proving Ground program. Alastair is interested in the role of energy systems in urban planning, particularly with respect to provision of energy flexibility and future proofing, and what that means for the role of distributed energy.
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Beyond Widgets: Validated Systems Energy Savings and Utility Custom Incentive Program Systems Trends
Driving Adoption of Demand-Responsive Commercial Lighting with a Clarified Value Proposition: Site Level Energy Savings and Cost-Benefit Analysis
Energy Cost Savings of Systems-Based Building Retrofits: A Study of Three Integrated Lighting Systems in Comparison with Component Based Retrofits
California Publicly‐Owned Utilities (POUs) – LBNL ‘Beyond Widgets’ Project Task‐ambient lighting and occupancy‐based plug load control System Program Manual
Xcel Energy – LBNL ‘Beyond Widgets’ Project Workstation Specific Lighting with Daylight Dimming Controls System Program Manual
Achieving a Net Zero Energy Retrofit – in a humid, temperate climate – lessons from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa