Christopher Payne

Christopher Payne

Deputy for Operations: Building Technology & Urban Systems Division
Head: Building & Industrial Applications Department
Leader: Sustainable Operations Group
Energy/Environmental Policy Research Scientist/Engineer
(510) 495-2577

Bio

Over his career in energy efficiency and sustainability policy research, Christopher Payne has focused on understanding how decisions related to energy consumption are made, how public policy shapes those decisions, and how energy policy can be made more efficient, effective, and persistent. Dr. Payne is a recognized expert in organizational decision-making related to energy and sustainability, with a research specialty in institutional acquisition processes and their role in clean energy technology adoption. His current projects include:

In addition to those research topics, Dr. Payne has also been an advocate for greater participation in STEM by under-represented minorities, particularly Native Americans:

Education

Urban Affairs & Public Policy, PhD, University of Delaware
Science & Technology Studies, MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Physics, BA, Carleton College
Technology and Policy Studies, Concentration, Carleton College

Awards

Outstanding Performance Award -  September 20th 2007
White House Closing the Circle Award -  April 22nd 2007

Department of Energy
, Federal Energy Management Program,
 Interagency Sustainability Working Group. 
High Performance Buildings Through Innovative Policy.

Outstanding Performance Award -  November 13th 2000
Letter of Commendation -  April 26th 2000

Journal and Editorial Board Memberships

Energies, Reviewer
Energy and Buildings, Reviewer
Energy Efficiency, Reviewer
Energy Policy, Reviewer
Energy Research & Social Science, Reviewer
Journal of Cleaner Production, Reviewer
Sustainability, Reviewer

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