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Peffer Receives 2024 ASHRAE Best Paper Award

CIEE’s Dr. Therese Peffer, with partners from the Center for the Built Environment and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, was awarded the 2024 Best Paper Award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

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The problems in our energy sector today are some of the most challenging we have ever faced. I’m excited to be part of a team that exemplifies the interdisciplinary skills necessary to tackle these problems and work towards a decarbonized future with them.

Phillippe Phanivong, Postdoctoral Scholar