Portrait of Rick Diamond

Rick Diamond

Residential Building Systems
China Energy 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 Division 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.. Energy and Housing for the Elderly: Preliminary Observations In Working Conference on Families and Energy--Coping with Uncertainty, Michigan State University. Proceedings of the Working Conference on Families and Energy--Coping with Uncertainty. Lansing, Michigan, 1983.


Diamond, Richard C., J. Bruce Dickinson, Ronnie D. Lipschutz, B. O'Regan, and B. Shohl. The House Doctor's Manual. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1982. Download: PDF (1.84 MB)


Diamond, Richard C.. Find and Fix the Leaks. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1981.
Diamond, Richard C., and David T. Grimsrud. Guidelines for Infiltration Reduction in Light Frame Buildings. Proceedings, Wall and Floor Systems: Design and Performance of Light Frame Structures. Denver, Colorado, 1981.


Diamond, Richard C.. What About Fireplaces?. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1980. Download: PDF (1.9 MB)


Grimsrud, David T., Max H. Sherman, Richard C. Diamond, and Robert C. Sonderegger. Air Leakage, Surface Pressures and Infiltration Rates in Houses In Second International CIB, Symposium on Energy Conservation in the Built Environment. Proceedings of the Second International CIB, Symposium on Energy Conservation in the Built Environment. Copenhagen, Denmark, 1979.