Elizabeth Stuart is an Energy Policy Researcher in the Energy Markets and Policy Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She conducts research and provides technical assistance on energy efficiency and demand response programs and policies. Liz has authored or co-authored more than two dozen LBNL reports and briefs whose topics include building energy benchmarking policies and labeling, ESCO industry and energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) trends and issues, ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs and policies, evaluation measurement and verification (EM&V) of energy efficiency programs, and the energy efficiency services sector workforce. She is the Principal Investigator for eProject Builder, the R&D 100 award-winning national web-based database system that enables ESCOs and their customers to track, report, and benchmark their energy and water retrofit projects.
Liz is co-chair of Berkeley Lab’s Women Scientists and Engineers Council (WSEC) Networking Committee and serves on the Evaluation and Behavior Committees of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency.
Prior to joining LBNL, Liz garnered over 13 years’ experience as a project and department manager in the entertainment software industry. She also worked in the City of Berkeley Mayor’s office on the Berkeley FIRST solar financing program (the progenitor of Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, financing) and consulted for the Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate Corps corporate energy efficiency program.
Liz holds a Master’s of Business Administration in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco and a Bachelor’s degree in Radio/TV/Film from the University of Arizona.
Spot: ePX Team - August 18th 2021
Despite significant challenges, Mike Spears (EAEI), Yeongshnn Ong (CRD), Hannah Stratton (EAEI), Dana Robson (EAEI), Liz Stuart (EAEI) and Abdelrahman Elbashandy (CRD) persevered and successfully completed ePX 1.0 in time.
2018 R&D 100 Award: eProject Builder - November 16th 2018
eProject Builder (ePB) is a secure, web-based data management portal for the energy service company (ESCO) industry. The system comprises two key components: an Excel-based project proposal template where users develop project financial performance scenarios and upload project-level data; and the online system, where projectlevel data is uploaded and tracked on an ongoing basis, and from which users can generate useful statistics for benchmarking, reporting, and responding to audits. ESCOs and their customers face several challenges managing data, including lack of standardization and transparency and inconsistent project performance tracking. eProject Builder provides a novel system to manage the way retrofit projects are proposed, tracked and benchmarked—through data standardization across markets and organizations, preservation of and ready access to project and portfolio-level performance data, and user-friendly reporting and tracking tools. eProject Builder was designed to transform the way the entire ESCO industry and its customers manage project data—to increase transparency and accountability; empower agencies to make more informed decisions using reliable, comparable data; and ultimately reduce barriers to tapping a $100+ billion ESCO industry market potential.
Spot: Elizabeth Stuart - January 09th 2017
This reward recognizes your hard work to ensure that stakeholders at LBNL, DOE, local/state/federal agencies, and other national laboratories have access to important information for projects installed by energy service.