At Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Mary Ann Piette is a senior scientist, director of the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division, and senior science advisor to the associate lab director of energy technologies. She is also the director of LBNL’s Demand Response Research Center. She oversees LBNL’s research for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office and pursues research related to smart grids, demand response, energy efficiency, controls, commissioning, building operations, and urban energy.
Her work includes partnering with cities, state governments, electric utilities, control companies, building owners, state research programs, technology developers, and federal agencies. She led development of the Open Automated Demand Response standard, which is a key element of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s smart grid standards. She has authored over 170 papers on efficiency and demand response, and she is a member of numerous advisory boards and committees. Ms. Piette completed her undergraduate work at UC Berkeley in physical sciences. She holds an MS in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley and a licentiate in building services engineering from the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.