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I am a member of Dr. Jessica Granderson's research group on Energy Analytics at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Our research focus is on energy efficiency in commercial buildings, you can find out more about our current research here:

I have a diverse set of experiences in the buildings and energy fields both from a research and an industry perspective. Previously, I have been in a clean tech start-up that was part of IgnitionLabs, Australia's first clean technology start-up accelerator, have worked as a project engineer on projects relating to HVAC and data center energy efficiency, and have also worked in an energy and environmental consulting firm. At LBNL, I have successfully helped commercialize an early stage technology, the Retro-commissioning sensor suitcase that won the Lab Director's Award. In my free time, I am involved in small scale solar energy project development and implementation in Australia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. 

My research interests include using energy management information systems to improve building energy performance, developing low-cost highly-accurate measurement and verification techniques and leveraging advances in remote sensing, machine learning and data-driven approaches to contribute to understanding of resiliency of the built environment during extreme events like wildfires. 

Select Peer Reviewed Publications 

Granderson, Jessica, Samir Touzani, Eliot Crowe, Samuel Fernandes, Shankar Earni, and Kaiyu Sun. Realizing high-accuracy low-cost measurement and verification for deep cost savings. 2019.
Crowe, Eliot, Jessica Granderson, and Samuel Fernandes. "From Theory to Practice: Lessons Learned from an Advanced M&V Commercial Pilot." International Energy Program Evaluation Conference. 2019.

Fernandes, Samuel, Jessica Granderson, Rupam Singla, and Samir Touzani. "Corporate Delivery of a Global Smart Buildings Program." Energy Engineering (2018). LBNL-2001096.

Granderson, Jessica, Guanjing Lin, Rupam Singla, Samuel Fernandes, and Samir Touzani. BuildingIQ Technology Field Validation. 2018.
Touzani, Samir, Jessica Granderson, and Samuel Fernandes. "Gradient boosting machine for modeling the energy consumption of commercial buildings." Energy and Buildings (2018). LBNL-2001097.

Granderson, Jessica, Samir Touzani, Samuel Fernandes, and Cody Taylor. "Application of Automated Measurement and Verification to Utility Energy Efficiency Program Data." (2017). LBNL-1007286.  

Fernandes, Samuel, and Jessica Granderson. "The State of Advanced Measurement and Verification Technology and Industry Application." (2017). LBNL-2001068.

Granderson, Jessica, Samir Touzani, Claudine Y. Custodio, Michael D. Sohn,David A. Jump, and Samuel Fernandes. "Accuracy of Automated Measurement and Verification (M&V) Techniques for Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings." Applied Energy 173 (2016): 296-308.

Granderson, Jessica, Erin L. Hult, Samuel Fernandes, Paul A. Mathew, and Robin Mitchell. "Unlocking Energy Efficiency in Small Commercial Buildings through Mechanical Contractors." Journal of Architectural Engineering(2016).

Granderson, Jessica, Samir Touzani, Cody Taylor, and Samuel Fernandes. "Will the Measurement Robots Take Our Jobs? An Update on the State of Automated M&V for Energy Efficiency Programs." Proceedings of the 2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA, August 2016."(2016).

Granderson, Jessica, Samir Touzani, Claudine Y. Custodio, Michael D. Sohn,Samuel Fernandes, and David A. Jump. Assessment of Automated Measurement and Verification (M&V) Methods. Berkeley: LBNL, 2015.

Touzani, Samir, Claudine Y. Custodio, Michael D. Sohn, Samuel Fernandes,Jessica Granderson, David A. Jump, and Cody Taylor. "M & V Shootout: Setting the Stage For Testing the Performance of New Energy Baseline." In 2015 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference. Long Beach, CA, 2015.