Dr. Peter Therkelsen is the Deputy of the Building and Industrial Applications Department at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research focuses on industrial energy management business practices and policies as well as the development and deployment of responsible heat and power technologies. In this role he actively studies barriers to the implementation of industrial energy efficiency measures, supports the implementation of energy management systems in the United States, and serves as a delegate of the United States at International Standards Organization meetings for energy management and savings. In addition, Dr. Therkelsen studies and develops high efficiency, fuel flexible, and low emission installed and portable heat and power systems.
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