Christopher Payne

Christopher Payne

Sustainable Federal Operations Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R3111
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 90-3136C
(510) 495-2577

Dr. Payne is the Deputy Group Leader for the Sustainable Federal Operations Group, which provides policy and technical support to headquarters staff in several DOE offices. In addition to these administrative duties, Dr. Payne leads an LBL project team in support of the Federal Energy Management Program's Energy Efficient Product Procurement program. The Federal Government is the largest volume buyer of energy-consuming products in the world. By procuring energy-efficient products, Federal buyers can reduce energy consumption and achieve cost savings. The aggregate effect of these purchasing decisions is enormous.

Dr. Payne is also part of a multi-Lab team providing institutional change support to federal agencies implementing their Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans.

This publications database is an ongoing project, and not all Division publications are represented here yet.



Payne, Christopher T., Iris H. Y. Cheung, and Emily Fisher. "Evolution of Energy Efficiency Programs Over Time: The Case of Standby Power." In 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings., 2014. Download: PDF (1 MB)


Malone, Elizabeth L., Richard C. Diamond, Amy K. Wolfe, Tom Sanquist, Christopher T. Payne, and Jerry Dion. "Sustainable Behavior." Sustain: "Implementing Sustainability: The Behavioral-Institutional Dimension" Spring/Summer 2013, no. 28 (2013): 28-32. Download: PDF (9.61 MB)


Payne, Christopher T.. "The Role of Business Systems in Achieving Market Transformation." In Procurement, Innovation and Green Growth: The story continues...., 2012. Download: PDF (3.49 MB)



Harris, Jeffrey P., Richard C. Diamond, Carl Blumstein, Chris Calwell, Maithili Iyer, Christopher T. Payne, and Paul Siderius. "Towards a Policy of Progressive Efficiency." In People-Centered Initiatives for Increasing Energy Saving. Washington, D.C. : ACEEE, 2010. Download: PDF (941.07 KB)


Coleman, Philip, Christopher T. Payne, and Richard G. White. A Plea for Simpler Electricity Tariffs In 2008 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Vol. 7., 2008. Download: PDF (297.43 KB)
Diamond, Richard C., and Christopher T. Payne. Greening the U.S. House of Representatives. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2008. Download: PDF (1.27 MB)

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