Michael McNeil received a Bachelor's degree in Physics from U.C. Berkeley in 1990 and a PhD in Physics from U.C. Santa Cruz in 1996. His graduate research was performed at the Center European Particle Physics (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was a member of the ALEPH experimental collaboration. Michael joined the Energy Efficiency Standards Group at LBNL in 1999. His work at the lab has focused on analysis of environmental and financial impacts of energy efficiency policies. In addition to his work supporting U.S. Federal Efficiency Standards, Michael has contributed to several projects supporting the development of Standards and Labeling in developing countries. His international projects have included programs in India, Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico and Central America. In addition to energy efficiency standards and labeling, Michael's work has included analysis of impacts of efficiency research and development in California and voluntary whole-building efficiency programs. Currently, he is participating in a collaboration which will apply quantitative impacts methodologies to EPA's Water Sense program. Finally, Michael has a strong interest in bottom-up forecasting of global energy consumption by region, country and sector according to econometric modeling of equipment uptake rates and per-unit energy consumption patters. He has contributed to research in this area as part of the Lab's Global Energy Demand Collaborative since 2005.
Energy/Environmental Policy Research Scientist/Engineer
Forecasting Indonesia's electricity load through 2030 and peak demand reductions from appliance and lighting efficiency
Methodology for the National Water Savings and Spreadsheet: Indoor Residential and Commercial/Institutional Products, and Outdoor Residential Products
The International Database of Efficient Appliances (IDEA): A new tool to support appliance energy-efficiency deployment