Therese Peffer is the associate director of the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE).
She works on demand response, smart grid and building-to-grid research projects based at CITRIS and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her current areas of focus are energy consumption displays, thermostats and consumer behavior, including developing metrics for the EPA’s EnergyStar specifications on climate controls and other user interface usability research.
Peffer has a Ph.D. in architecture with an emphasis on building science at UC Berkeley, a master’s degree in architecture at the University of Oregon, and a B.A. in neurobiology and psychology from UC Berkeley.