Karl Johnson
Research Coordinator,
Energy Use in Buildings
(650) 255.6867

Karl Johnson is a Research Coordinator with CIEE, currently managing energy-efficient technology development, market connection, strategic planning, and evaluation activities. Karl has 30 years of experience in the energy field working in energy R&D program and project management, energy-efficient technology development and implementation, demonstration and evaluation of emerging technologies, market connection and transformation programs, and the organization of collaborative research programs.

Karl has authored papers on a wide range of commercial, residential and industrial energy technologies including lighting, heating, cooling, water heating, appliances, energy analysis tools, controls, commissioning, monitoring, cogeneration, and renewable technologies. The impacts of his efforts have drawn numerous recognitions including the “Advancing Energy Efficiency in Food Service" award by the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. Karl has developed and managed national and international programs such as the Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI) Lighting Research Office for applying emerging energy technologies in various markets: college and university, K-12, offices, foodservice, industry, and healthcare. He has served on many advisory committees including the U.S. Department of Energy, California Energy Commission, New York Energy Research and Development Agency, and EMerge Alliance.

Karl has a B.S. degree in Economics and Fine Art from Denison University and an M.S. from Stanford University in Mechanical Engineering-Product Design.

Links & References
2008 ACEEE Summer Study, "New California PIER R&D Product Introduction Process" (pdf 324kb)
Lighting Chapter, California Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan (pdf 365kb)
EPRI Lighting Research Office
EMerge Alliance