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.
Spot: Richard Brown - August 29th 2019
Extreme flexibility for last-minute travel to the NREL Residential workshop immediately after returning from vacation.
Spot: Rich Brown, Howdy Goudey, Paul Mathew, Iain Walker and Teresa Williams - September 11th 2017
Participation as a Lab Mentor for the first-ever Berkeley Lab Energy Design Challenge.
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.