Won Young Park

Won Young Park

Policy Researcher III
(510) 495-2252


Won Young Park is a principal scientific engineering associate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), leading technical analyses on energy efficiency in TVs/displays, air-conditioners, refrigerating appliances, off-grid appliances, and electric vehicles in support of international initiatives, including

  • the Superefficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD),
  • the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP), and
  • the Clean Cooling Collaborative (formerly Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program or K-CEP). 

He participated as technical lead in the SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competition for TVs/displays and the Global LEAP Off-Grid Awards for TVs and Fans, and the development of the UN Environment led United for Efficiency (U4E) Model Regulation Guidelines for Air Conditioners, Refrigerating Appliances, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment which are designed to help developing and emerging economies newly establish or improve their energy-efficiency standards. He also made contributions in providing national/regional market, technology and policy analyses on air conditioners and refrigerating appliances in Brazil, China, Indonesia, Rwanda, ASEAN, East and Southern African countries. 

Prior to LBNL, he worked at Samsung SDI in South Korea, focusing on digital display technology and the alternate energy business. As a research engineer, he evaluated production data to optimize manufacturing processes and collaborated in the development of long-term roadmaps for plasma display technology. He received a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Yonsei University, South Korea, and a Master of Public Policy from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy.


K-CEP Progress on Cooling Policy Award: Nihar Shah, Won Young Park -  February 06th 2020

In 2020, the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP) awarded the LBNL team of Won Young Park and Nihar Shah the "Progress on Cooling Policy" award along with the UN Environment (UNEP) United for Efficiency (U4E) Initiative and the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) in recognition of their work on the U4E "Model Regulation Guidelines" for energy-efficient and climate-friendly air-conditioners. The potential worldwide energy and environmental benefits by 2040 that are possible with a market transition, supported by policy improvements aligned with the model regulation guidelines, to energy-efficient room air-conditioners are estimated to be about 558 terawatt-hours, equivalent to electricity generation from 255 500-megawatt-capacity power plants and 516 million tons of CO2 emissions.