Liyang is a Research Associate in the Building Technology & Urban Systems Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her main role is to support the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) in implementing and evaluating sustainable acquisition programs. The US Federal government is the largest volume buyer of energy-consuming product in the world. By procuring energy-efficient products, Federal buyers can greatly reduce energy consumption, mitigate climate change, and transform the market.
Prior to joining the lab, she worked as an energy efficiency consultant in Massachusetts where she implemented energy efficiency measures for new and existing buildings across all business sectors and conducted technical assessments of emerging energy technologies. She is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Engineer-in-Training (EIT) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.