Paul Sheaffer is a researcher in the Buildings and Industrial Analysis department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with more than 30 years of experience in commercial and industrial energy efficiency. Mr. Sheaffer is an engineer, researcher, and program manager with a broad background in industrial and building sector energy use; end-use technologies and markets; motor-driven, steam, and process heating systems; distributed generation; and standards development. Mr. Sheaffer worked as an energy consultant for more than 20 years before joining LBNL, and managed numerous large projects in industrial and building sector energy efficiency. He developed numerous tools, technical publications, training, standards, projects, certification programs, and efficiency assessments related to industrial and building systems efficiency and distributed generation. Mr. Sheaffer is currently researching topics in the areas of energy efficiency, emerging technologies, and energy management systems.
2023 R&D 100 Award: R&D 100 Professional Team of the Year - August 29th 2023
The Energy Management Systems Team receives the R&D 100 Professional Team of the Year Award from R&D World for its ongoing international efforts to advance energy management business practices in the commercial, manufacturing, and institutional sectors. The team has collectively built on each other’s strengths to make a profound impact in their respective fields. By leveraging their diverse academic and personal backgrounds, the team has created a technical program that reaches people working in all sectors of the economy. The team has published international standards, conducted original research, delivered technical assistance to organizations globally, developed professional workforce certification programs, and partnered with private and public sector organizations to accelerate the deployment of energy management business practices. The team’s resources and practices have been adopted by tens of thousands of organizations worldwide, including large and small manufacturers, regional hospital groups, government agencies, schools and universities, and corporate and boutique hotel chains. To learn more about energy management system business practices, visit 50001Ready.lbl.gov.
Spot: Industrial Technology Validation Team - August 18th 2021
2017 Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement: Societal Impact - April 03rd 2018
For research of barriers limiting adoption of ISO 50001 energy management business practices and development of the ISO 50001 energy and CO2 impacts methodology, which resulted in national and corporate commitments at Clean Energy Ministerial meetings and national efficiency programs.