Eleanor S. Lee

Eleanor S. Lee
Architect Staff Scientist/Engineer

Eleanor S. Lee, Rehired Retiree Staff Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), has conducted research at LBNL since 1991 to develop, evaluate, and deploy innovative, energy efficient façade and lighting technologies and control systems in the commercial buildings market in collaboration with industry.  Areas of R&D include switchable coatings, metamaterials, microstructured films, solar-optical characterization, model development and validation in support of EnergyPlus and Radiance, control systems integration with distributed energy resources, and monitored demonstrations of emerging technologies.  Lee built and manages the first LBNL full-scale, outdoor testbed: the Advanced Windows Testbed, a precursor to LBNL’s new FLEXLAB® testbed facility.  Monitored demonstrations include the 1.2Mft2 New York Times Headquarters, the 65,000 ft2 “Living Laboratory” in the Goldman Sachs Headquarters in Manhattan, the first FLEXLAB test in partnership with Genentech, and the first monitored demonstrations of electrochromic windows in the U.S.  Lee has authored over 120 publications (h-index=33, Google Scholar) including two books and two book chapters and has received several awards for architectural research.  Research in building science was initiated in 1983 with boundary layer wind tunnel and field studies to evaluate natural ventilation and thermal comfort in and around buildings.  Lee was a licensed architect and holds a B.A. and Masters degree in Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley.  

Publications

2005

2004

Lee, Eleanor S, Stephen E Selkowitz, Glenn D Hughes, and David A Thurm. "Market Transformation Opportunities for Emerging Dynamic Facade and Dimmable Lighting Control Systems." 2004 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, CA, 2004. LBNL-55310.
Selkowitz, Stephen E, and Eleanor S Lee. "Integrating Automated Shading and Smart Glazings with Daylight Controls." International Symposium on Daylighting Buildings. Tokyo, Japan, 2004. B13-B20. LBNL-54567.
Lee, Eleanor S, Dennis L DiBartolomeo, Francis M Rubinstein, and Stephen E Selkowitz. "Low-Cost Networking for Dynamic Window Systems." Energy and Buildings 36 (2004) 503-513. LBNL-52198.

2003

Selkowitz, Stephen E, Øyvind Aschehoug, and Eleanor S Lee. "Advanced Interactive Façades — Critical Elements for Future Green Buildings?." GreenBuild, the annual USGBC International Conference and Expo. 2003. LBNL-53876.
Selkowitz, Stephen E, Eleanor S Lee, and Øyvind Aschehoug. "Perspectives on Advanced Façades with Dynamic Glazings and Integrated Lighting Controls." CISBAT 2003, Innovation in Building Envelopes and Environmental Systems, International Conferences on Solar Energy in Buildings. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2003.

2002

Lee, Eleanor S, Stephen E Selkowitz, Mark S Levi, Steven L Blanc, Erin McConahey, Maurya McClintock, Pekka Hakkarainen, Neil L Sbar, and Michael P Myser. "Active Load Management with Advanced Window Wall Systems: Research and Industry Perspectives." ACEEE 2002 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Teaming for Efficency. Pacific Grove, CA, 2002. LBNL-50855.

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