Karl Brown, an advocate of sustainability technology, has been named the 2010 University of California Sustainability Champion. The deputy director of the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE), a UC systemwide program based at Berkeley, Brown accepted the award on the opening day of the ninth-annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference, held in Los Angeles June 20-23. Brown was honored partly for his role in introducing monitoring-based commissioning to improve the energy efficiency of UC buildings. CITRIS and the i4energy Center are working with the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research program and the U.S. Department of Energy to improve the technology used for monitoring-based commissioning and demand response—developing enabling technologies with programs like ETD and sMAP, and establishing testbeds in Cory Hall and Sutardja Dai Hall.
(Photo taken during the launch of the i4Energy Center earlier this year)