Christopher Payne

Christopher Payne

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

Dr. Payne is the head of the Buildings and Industrial Applications (BIA) Department, which conducts research on the effective deployment of sustainable technologies and practices in the commercial and industrial sectors. Dr. Payne also leads the Sustainable Federal Operations group within BIA, which provides policy and technical support to headquarters staff in several DOE offices.

Dr. Payne’s specific research interests are in organizational change related to sustainability. He is part of a multi-Lab team using empirical evidence to identify effective implementation strategies. Dr. Payne also leads a research 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.

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




Beard, Daniel P., Grant Scherling, Perry Plumart, Barbara A. Atkinson, Peter J. Biermayer, Richard E. Brown, Richard C. Diamond, Camilla Dunham, Ryan M. Firestone, Steve E. Greenberg et al. Green the Capitol Initiative, Final Report. Washington DC: Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives, 2007. Download: PDF (2.5 MB)


Iyer, Maithili, Willett Kempton, and Christopher T. Payne. "Comparison groups on bills: Automated, personalized energy information." Energy and Buildings 38, no. 8 (2006): 988-996. Download: PDF (807.11 KB)
Payne, Christopher T.. "The Commercial Energy Consumer: About Whom Are We Speaking?" In 2006 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Asilomar, CA, 2006. Download: PDF (221.42 KB)


Payne, Christopher T., and Beverly Dyer. "Federal Participation in LEED in 2005." In Greenbuild Expo 2005. Atlanta, GA, 2005. Download: PDF (133.83 KB)


Payne, Christopher T., and Beverly Dyer. "Federal participation in LEED." In Greenbuild 2004. Portland, OR, 2004. Download: PDF (174.89 KB)
Payne, Christopher T., and Alan K. Meier. "Many small consumers, one growing problem: Achieving energy savings for electronic equipment operating in low power modes." In 2004 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Asilomar, CA, 2004. Download: PDF (189.97 KB)


Payne, Christopher T., Anthony Radspieler, Jr., and Jack Payne. "Hurdling barriers through market uncertainty: Case studies in innovative technology adoption." In 2002 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Asilomar, CA, 2002. Download: PDF (153.59 KB)

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