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Mr. Parker specializes in collecting and analyzing measured data taken from residential and commercial buildings to determine how results may be applied to reducing energy needs. In the course of his 25-year career, he has been involved in a number of field projects in residential and commercial buildings and is an expert in building energy measurement and monitoring. Much of Mr. Parker's recent research has been specifically related to highly efficiency buildings and potential impacts when mated with renewable energy resources. Mr. Parker's residential research includes the following: impact of white roofing on residential cooling energy use, impact of utility load control on appliance demand profiles in large-scale monitoring, impact of attic radiant barrier and attic ventilation performance, evaluation of the impact of programmable thermostats, whole house fan impact on thermal comfort, evaluation of residential AC sizing methods, photovoltaics and solar energy sources as optimized for buildings, potential of energy efficient lighting in residences, impact of reduced evaporator air flow on AC performance, development of a zero energy home where cooling was reduced by 84% and development of a low-energy high performance ceiling fan. He holds several patents associated with innovative energy efficiency technologies.