Liyang is a Senior Research Associate in the Building Technology & Urban Systems Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She works to accelerate the adoption of clean energy technology nationally by identifying institutional barriers and implementing programs to overcome obstacles in technology acquisition. She also supports the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) in implementing and evaluating sustainable acquisition programs. The U.S. federal government is the nation’s largest consumer of energy and the largest volume buyer of energy-consuming products in the world. By procuring energy-efficient products, Federal buyers can significantly reduce energy consumption, mitigate climate change, and transform the market.
Before 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.