“We need deep energy efficiency at scale to stabilize the earth’s climate. I am proud to be a part of BECI and the University of California’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative, providing a living laboratory for leadership in sustainable energy systems.”
Karl Brown directs BECI’s Energy Use in Buildings research, first launched at the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE). Karl plans and manages efforts toward large-scale technology adoption for improved energy efficiency of buildings. Karl also helps develop energy policy for UC, provides energy planning support for UC campuses, and contributes to UC system wide energy efficiency initiatives.
Karl has more than 30 years of experience in energy systems engineering. He is an expert on ‘deep energy efficiency’ in buildings – sharp reductions in energy consumption that are achieved through appropriate application of new technologies, optimal use of existing technologies, smart design employing measured performance benchmarking, and performance monitoring that enables continuing reductions in energy use over time. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley.
More about Karl Brown:
M.S., Mechanical Engineering (Thermal Systems), 1982, University of California, Berkeley
B.S., Mechanical Engineering (Energy Conversion), 1980, University of California, Berkeley (with honors)
University of California Carbon Neutrality Initiative