What matters in the environmental performance of campus buildings? Interactions of building envelope, energy systems and user behavior

Peter Berrill

Yale University,

Peter Berrill researches environmental aspects of energy systems, tackling this issue from both demand and supply sides, and at macro and micro levels. Previous research includes scenario analysis of electricity systems for Europe including effects of increased energy storage and transmission to facilitate intermittent renewable energy production. Current research includes expanding hybrid LCA based electricity  system models to include thermal energy forms, low-carbon energy development in the 21st Century, and treatment of capital in environmental input output accounts. Peter is a PhD student in the group of Edgar Hertwich in the Center for Industrial Ecology at Yale University. He has spent time as a researcher at the Industrial Ecology Programme at NTNU in Norway, and will spend time this summer as a visiting researcher at Waseda University, Tokyo. Peter is a graduate of the Erasmus Mundus Master of Industrial Ecology, and a bachelor of Energy System Engineering (NUI Galway). He hails from Galway, in the west of Ireland.


Buildings and building management are integral to efforts to reduce energy consumption, improve energy efficiency and reduce environmental impacts worldwide. Although impacts associated with building materials are significant,... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Peter Berrill (Yale University,)
  2. Edgar G Hertwich (Yale University,)

Topic Areas

• Sustainable energy systems , • Infrastructure systems, the built environment, and smart and connected infrastructure , • Advances in methods (e.g., life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, resilience a


ThS-3 » Sustainable Built Environment 2 (08:30 - Thursday, 29th June, Room F)

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