Rich Brown is a research scientist in the Building Technologies and Urban Systems Division, where he has conducted research on energy use in buildings for over 20 years. He leads a team that is working to understand and develop solutions to address the growing energy use of electronics and miscellaneous equipment in buildings. His research interests include energy efficient digital networks, extreme efficiency in off-grid applications, data centers, and field monitoring of miscellaneous equipment in buildings. He leads LBNL's technical support to the EPA Energy Star product labeling program. He holds an M.A. degree from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.S.E. in Engineering and Management Systems from Princeton University.
Energy/Environmental Policy Research Scientist/Engineer
A simulation-based efficiency comparison of AC and DC power distribution networks in commercial buildings
Direct Current as an Integrating Platform for ZNE Buildings with EVs and Storage: DC Direct Systems – A Bridge to a Low Carbon Future?
Direct Current as an Integrating Platform for ZNE Buildings with EVs and Storage: DC Direct Systems - A Bridge to a Low Carbon Future
Putting Data to Work: Using Building Energy Performance Data to Expand the Market for Energy Efficiency in Buildings