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David Siap

2016 Research Fellow

David Siap is an engineer and analyst with a focus on clean energy topics. He currently works at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) on the development of federal energy conservation standards and test procedures for space heating appliances for the U.S. Department of Energy--a key part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan (CAP). Specifically, David was the lead technical analyst evaluating the potential impact of proposed energy efficiency standards, starting with a household level life-cycle cost calculation for all households in the United States at several efficiency levels. These values were used to produce a comprehensive net present value for the standard based on the full national impact over the lifetime of units affected, including monetized full fuel cycle emissions impacts.

In addition to standards, David also works on projects related to building energy efficiency and more general appliance efficiency. He has three years of experience in environmental and energy efficiency regulatory programs and projects that have included industry stakeholder consultation and participation. In the past, David has worked in lighting efficiency and automotive emissions systems.

He holds a MS in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Davis, a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a BS in Physics from Loyola University Chicago.

Research Focus: 
HVAC Efficiency
Specialties: mechanical engineering, data analysis, building energy, appliance energy efficiency technology and standards
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