Evan Mills is a retired Senior Scientist in the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division, and has worked in the energy efficiency field since 1982. He previously led the Center for Building Science at LBNL. His core commercial-buildings expertise is in energy benchmarking, commissioning, high-tech buildings, risk management, and the efficiency business case. He is a frequent speaker to academic and industry audiences on buildings energy efficiency, author of over 300 publications, and member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He is a recipient of an R&D 100 award for commercializing Home Energy Saver software in 2009. Mills holds a MS degree in Energy and Resources from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Environmental and Energy Systems Studies from Lund University in Sweden.
2013 Director's Awards for Exceptional Achievement: Societal Impact - May 29th 2013
Solving important challenges for society, research that furthers solutions to large social problems, or scientific breakthroughs that have improved the world.
2010 R&D 100 Award - July 08th 2010
For Home Energy Saver, a free online tool that helps consumers identify the best, most cost-effective ways to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their homes, and Microsoft's implementation, Hohm.
2007 Nobel Peace Prize - October 30th 2007
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory were important contributors to the research on global climate change that has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
The 2007 Peace Prize was awarded jointly to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and to former Vice President Al Gore, Jr., "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change."
William Collins and Inez Fung of the Earth Sciences Division (ESD), and Mark Levine, Surabi Menon, Evan Mills, Lynn Price, Jayant Sathaye, and Ernst Worrell of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD) are among current members of Berkeley Lab who were leading authors of this year's IPCC working group reports.
Energy Project of the Year: International Award - March 28th 2006
For work on alternatives to fuel-based lighting. Presented by the Association of Energy Engineers.
Appropriate Technology Champion - December 12th 2005
The Association of Energy Engineers, Bay Area Chapter, recognized Mills for work on technology for energy-efficiently lighting the developing world, and understanding the vulnerability of the insurance industry to global climate change.