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Jonathan Koomey

Electronics, Lighting and Networks
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R4000
Berkeley CA 94720
Research Fellow
Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance
Stanford University
(510) 486-5220

(Currently a Guest Employee with EETD.)

Jonathan Koomey is a Research Fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University, worked full-time from 1984 until 2003 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and has been a visiting professor at Stanford University (2003-4 and Fall 2008), Yale University (Fall 2009), and UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group (Fall 2011). Dr. Koomey holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley, and an A.B. in History of Science from Harvard University. He is the author or coauthor of nine books and more than 150 articles and reports. He’s also one of the leading international experts on the economics of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the effects of information technology on resource use.  He’s the author of Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of Problem Solving, which has been translated into Chinese, Italian, and (soon) Korean, and Cold Cash, Cool Climate: Science-Based Advice for Ecological Entrepreneurs (both from Analytics Press).

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



Koomey, Jonathan G., Cooper R. Richey, John A. Laitner, Robert J. Markel, and Chris Marnay. Technology and greenhouse gas emissions: An integrated analysis using the LBNL-NEMS model. Berkeley, CA: Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1998. Download: PDF (198.98 KB)


Wenzel, Thomas P., Jonathan G. Koomey, Gregory J. Rosenquist, Marla C. Sanchez, and James W. Hanford. Energy Data Sourcebook for the U.S. Residential Sector. Berkeley, CA: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1997. Download: PDF (1.5 MB)
Koomey, Jonathan G., and Florentin Krause. "Introduction to Environmental Externality Costs." In CRC Handbook on Energy Efficiency in 1997, edited by Ronald E. West and Frank Kreith, 16. Boca Raton, FL 33431: CRC Press, Inc, 1997.
Vorsatz, Diana, Leslie J. Shown, Jonathan G. Koomey, Mithra M. Moezzi, Andrea Denver, and Barbara A. Atkinson. Lighting Market Sourcebook for the U.S.. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1997. Download: PDF (13.01 MB)


Koomey, Jonathan G.. Trends in Carbon Emissions from U.S. Residential and Commercial Buildings: Implications for Policy Priorities In The EPA/White House Climate Change Analysis Workshop (also LBNL-39421), Edited by Jeremy Symons. Springfield, VA, 1996.