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., Jim Remus, and Bruce Vincent. User Satisfaction with Innovative Cooling Retrofits in Sacramento Public Housing In Proceedings of the 1996 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA. Vol. 8. American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Washington, DC, 1996. Download: PDF (141.81 KB)


Diamond, Richard C., and Helmut E. Feustel. Air Flow Distribution in a Mechanically-Ventilated High-Rise Residential Building In 16th AIVC Annual Conference, Palm Springs, USA. Vol. 2. Proceedings of the 16th AIVC Annual Conference, Palm Springs, USA, 19-22 September 1995 2. Palm Springs, USA: AIVC, 1995. Download: PDF (163.76 KB)
Tzonis, Alexander, Liane Lefaivre, and Richard C. Diamond. Architecture in North America since 1960. New York, New York, U.S.A.: Bulfinch Press, 1995.
Diamond, Richard C.. "Energy and ventilation research in high-rise buildings." Center for Building Science News #7, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1995). Download: PDF (71.29 KB)
Diamond, Richard C., Helmut E. Feustel, and Darryl J. Dickerhoff. Energy and Ventilation Research in Highrise Apartments: The Chelsea Public Housing Study In Proceedings of the 15th AIVC Annual Conference, Palm Springs, CA. Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre, Coventry, Great Britain, 1995. Download: PDF (163.76 KB)


Reynolds, John S., Robert B. Peña, Richard C. Diamond, Jeffrey Cook, and Dimitri Procos. Design for Photovoltaics: A Curriculum Development Project In 1994 ACSA Technology Conference,. Proceedings of the 1994 ACSA Technology Conference. Ann Arbor, Michigan: ACSA, 1994.