Project Leader: Energy Efficiency Standards Department
Energy/Environmental Policy Research Scientist/Engineer
Brian Gerke is a Research Scientist in the Energy Efficiency Standards and Electricity Markets and Policy Departments at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Brian's research focuses on data-driven modeling of emerging technological approaches that can support the more efficient and flexible use of energy. Brian leads several analysis and data collection efforts supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's Appliance Standards program. He also leads a variety of efforts to model the potential for demand response to support regional electricity systems as they transition to a high-renewables future, including the California Demand Response Potential Study for the California Public Utilities Commission. Brian's work has touched on emerging technologies across a range of sectors, including LED lighting, electric vehicles, and smart building controls, with applications across a range of geographical scales, from California to the United States to the international space.
Brian has authored numerous journal articles and technical reports. His work has been presented at research conferences and to policymakers, regulators, and stakeholders at state, national, and international levels.
Previously, Brian was an astrophysicist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, where he studied cosmology and galaxy formation.
Brian holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley; an M.Phil. in physics from Cambridge University, and a B.A. in physics and English from Williams College.
Private versus Shared, Automated Electric Vehicles for U.S. Personal Mobility: Energy Use, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Grid Integration, and Cost Impacts
The California Demand Response Potential Study, Phase 3: Final Report on the Shift Resource through 2030
The Value Proposition for Cost-Effective, Demand Responsive-Enabling, Nonresidential Lighting System Retrofits in California Buildings
Joint Optimization Scheme for the Planning and Operations of Shared Autonomous Electric Vehicle Fleets Serving Mobility on Demand
Mobilizing the Anti-Duck Brigade: Technology and Market Pathways for Load-Shifting Demand Response in California
Driving Adoption of Demand-Responsive Commercial Lighting with a Clarified Value Proposition: Site Level Energy Savings and Cost-Benefit Analysis
The International Database of Efficient Appliances (IDEA): A new tool to support appliance energy-efficiency deployment
Assessment of commercially available energy-efficient room air conditioners including models with low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants
The Advanced Cooling Market Tracker: Monitoring deployment of climate-friendly cooling technology worldwide
The International Database of Efficient Appliances (IDEA): A New Resource for Global Efficiency Policy
Recent price trends and learning curves for household LED lamps from a regression analysis of Internet retail data
A retrospective investigation of energy efficiency standards: policies may have accelerated long term declines in appliance costs