Portrait of Philip Coleman

Phil Coleman

Sustainable Federal Operations Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
723 Yale Avenue
Swarthmore PA 19081-1806
(610) 604-0170

Philip E. Coleman is a research analyst and program manager in the Sustainable Federal Operations Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, but is also affiliated with the Electricity Markets and Policy Group.  Phil deploys federal programs and conducts research and analysis on dynamic pricing, demand response, and the ESCO industry.

Phil is the author of eight publications covering topics related to public sector energy efficiency.  As part of his international work, he has advised the governments of Mexico, Chile, and India on energy efficiency issues.  In 2009, he was a member of an international group of experts, sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), that advised the Chilean government on its energy conservation strategies in the wake of an electricity supply shortage.

Phil is also the president of aFewSteps.org, a non-profit environmental group in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Before joining the lab in 1996, Phil worked at Engelhard/ICC, a manufacturer of desiccant air conditioning equipment, and Wirtshafter Associates, an energy consulting firm.

Phil has a Master of Science in energy management and policy from the University of Pennsylvania and also holds the Association of Energy Engineers’ Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) designations.

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



Coleman, Philip, Shankar Earni, and Charles Williams. "Could what that ESCO sales rep said really be true? Savings realization rates in ESPC versus bid-to-spec projects." In 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, CA, 2014. Download: PDF (1.11 MB)


Earni, Shankar, Philip Coleman, and Mark D. Sanders. Integrated Framework toward a Closed Loop Measurement and Verification Approach In ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. Vol. 1., 2011. Download: PDF (463.65 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)


Van Wie McGrory, Laura, Philip Coleman, David Fridley, Jeffrey P. Harris, and Edgar Villasenor Franco. Two Paths to Transforming Markets through Public Sector Energy Efficiency: Bottom Up versus Top Down In 2006 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings . Vol. 6. Pacific Grove, CA, 2006. Download: PDF (280.13 KB)


Coleman, Philip, and Jeffrey P. Harris. Public Sector Leadership: Government Purchasing of Energy-efficient Products to Save Energy and “Pull” the Market In Kuwait ASST Workshop on Energy Conservation in Buildings. Energy Efficiency for Fuelling the World. Kuwait, 2004. Download: PDF (85.58 KB)


Shugars, John, Philip Coleman, Christopher T. Payne, and Laura Van Wie McGrory. Bridging the Efficiency Gap: Commercial Packaged Rooftop Air Conditioners In Proceedings from the 2000 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings . Vol. 10., 2000. Download: PDF (1.07 MB)
Coleman, Philip, and Alexander T. Shaw. Guide Specifications: An Overlooked Avenue for Promoting Building Energy Efficiency In 2000 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Vol. 4., 2000. Download: PDF (757.48 KB)


Coleman, Philip. Reducing ‘Search Cost’ and Risk in Energy-efficiency Investments: Two Success Stories In 1998 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Vol. 4., 1998. Download: PDF (770.78 KB)

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