Christopher Payne

Christopher Payne

Sustainable Federal Operations
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R3111
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 90-3136C
(510) 495-2577

Dr. Payne is the head of the Buildings and Industrial Applications (BIA) Department, which conducts research on the effective deployment of sustainable technologies and practices in the commercial and industrial sectors. Dr. Payne also leads the Sustainable Federal Operations group within BIA, which provides policy and technical support to headquarters staff in several DOE offices.

Dr. Payne’s specific research interests are in organizational change related to sustainability. He is part of a multi-Lab team using empirical evidence to identify effective implementation strategies. Dr. Payne also leads a research team in support of the Federal Energy Management Program's Energy Efficient Product Procurement program. The federal government is the largest volume buyer of energy-consuming products in the world. By procuring energy-efficient products, federal buyers can reduce energy consumption and achieve cost savings. The aggregate effect of these purchasing decisions is enormous.

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



Janda, Kathryn B., Christopher T. Payne, Rick Kunkle, and Loren Lutzenhiser. "What organizations did (and didn't) do: Three factors that shaped conservation responses to California's 2001 "crisis"." In 2002 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Asilomar, CA, 2002. Download: PDF (184.55 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)
Payne, Christopher T., Christine Egan, and Jennifer Thorne. Interim Findings of an Evaluation ofthe U.S. EnergyGuide Label In ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, California, 2000. Download: PDF (2.18 MB)
Payne, Christopher T.. Utility Bill Comprehension in the Commercial and Industrial Sector: Results of Field Research In 2000 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings ., 2000. Download: PDF (36.52 KB)


Payne, Christopher T.. Organizational Dynamics and Energy Policy In 1998 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings ., 1998.