Jessica Granderson

Staff Scientist and Deputy of Research Programs, Building Technology and Urban Systems Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

2015 Research Award Winner

Jessica Granderson is a Staff Scientist and the Deputy of Research Programs for the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division at LBNL. She leads a team conducting cutting-edge research on building controls, automation, and analytics, and she provides technical expertise and knowledge transfer to advance the energy management initiatives of the nation’s largest enterprises, national accounts, and public sector entities. Granderson is the co-developer of a turnkey hardware–software solution—the “Sensor Suitcase”—which automatically identifies cost-effective energy savings in small commercial buildings. This technology is now being licensed for commercialization. Granderson also developed methodologies that are now used by industry to reduce time, cost, and complexity in verifying performance-based savings. She is dedicated to the growth and mentoring of students and junior staff and particularly supports those from groups historically underrepresented in engineering and science. She holds an AB in Mechanical Engineering from Harvard University and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.