Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Rich Brown is a research scientist in the Building Technologies and Urban Systems Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he has conducted research on energy in buildings for over 30 years. His research addresses the development and demonstration of technologies to reduce building energy use, make buildings more grid-interactive, and intelligently manage distributed energy resources, particularly through networked systems of sensors and controls. He also leads LBNL’s research on DC power distribution in buildings. Brown 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.
All Sessions by Rich Brown
Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings
Continued progress toward the electrification of the built environment creates both a massive challenge and an opportunity for eliminating carbon emissions. The challenge of new loads from electrification on the utility system requires enhanced abilities for shifting, shedding, and modulating those loads to the mutual benefit of the building owner and serving utility. The effort to scale grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs) is well underway. What are the risks to all parties in getting this wrong? This session will bring together voices from the nation’s leading national laboratory on GEBs with building owners and service providers who are deploying GEBs strategies in commercial and institutional buildings across the country.