Portrait of Rick Diamond

Rick Diamond

Residential Building Systems Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R3074
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 90-3076
(510) 486-4459

Rick Diamond is a Staff Scientist and Deputy of Research Operations of the Building Technology and Urban Systems Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research has focused on consumer behavior and user interactions with the built environment, including post occupancy and energy evaluations of housing, schools, and workplace environments. Diamond has co-led efforts for the U.S. Department of Energy on developing a social science R&D roadmap for the building sector, and has recently led an effort to provide technical assistance on the greening of the U.S. House of Representatives. He is also a Senior Advisor at the California Institute for Energy and Environment, (CIEE), where he is working to develop support for research and development in behavior and decision making related to energy efficiency.

Diamond has a B.A. in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard College, and an M. Arch. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been on the faculty at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, the California College of Arts and Crafts, and as a visiting professor in the Architecture Department at UC Berkeley.

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

Publications

2013

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)

2012

Ingle, Aaron, Mithra M. Moezzi, Loren Lutzenhiser, and Richard C. Diamond. How well do home energy audits serve the homeowner? In 2012 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, CA, USA, 2012. Download: PDF (1.02 MB)

2011

Diamond, Richard C.. "The California Statewide Strategic Plan for Energy Efficiency." In The California Statewide Strategic Plan for Energy Efficiency. California Public Utilities Commission, 2011. Download: PDF (422.53 KB)

2010

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)
Rajkovich, Nicholas B., Richard C. Diamond, and Bill Burke. Zero Net Energy Myths and Modes of Thought. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2010. Download: PDF (141.27 KB)

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