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
Developing Flexible, Networked Lighting Control Systems That Reliably Save Energy in California Buildings
Resilient buildings for fire-adapted landscapes: EE and flexible loads integrated with solar and storage microgrids
Solar+ Optimizer: A Model Predictive Control Optimization Platform for Grid Responsive Building Microgrids
Accelerating the Deployment of Advanced Energy Communities: The Oakland EcoBlock A Zero Net Energy, Low Water Use Retrofit Neighborhood Demonstration Project