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.



Diamond, Richard C.. "A Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Two Energy-Efficient Office Buildings." In Performance of Buildings and Serviceability of Facilities, ASTM STP 1029. Philadelphia, 1990.
Harris, Jeffrey P., Richard C. Diamond, Odon D. Buen, A. Hatcher, Bruce Nordman, and Mary Ann Piette. Energy Edge Impact Evaluation, Findings and Recommendations from the Phase One Evaluation In Prepared for the Bonneville Power Administration. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1990.
Diamond, Richard C., Jeffrey P. Harris, Mary Ann Piette, Odon D. Buen, and Bruce Nordman. Energy Edge Impact Evaluation: Early Overview In Prepared for the Bonneville Power Administration. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Report, 1990.


Feustel, Helmut E., and Richard C. Diamond. Distribution Losses in Multifamily Domestic Hot Water Systems In Report prepared for the Southern California Edison Company. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1989.


Diamond, Richard C.. Energy Use in Housing for the Elderly: The Effects of Design, Construction, and Occupancy. Berkeley: Center for Environmental Design Research, University of California, Berkeley., 1988.
Diamond, Richard C.. Enerplex Revisited: A Post-Occupancy Evaluation. Princeton: Princeton University, 1988.

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