Therese Peffer

Therese Peffer, Associate Director of the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE) at UC Berkeley in addition to Director for CIEE’s Enabling Technologies Development Program, conducts and manages research in smart sensors, controls, and user interfaces in buildings to improve comfort and reduce energy consumption, including Demand Response, Smart Grid, and “Building-to-Grid” research projects. She has served as co-chair for the Behavior Energy and Climate Change for the past five years. Therese also serves as an Associate Director for the Sustainable Infrastructures Initiative at the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society. Therese completed a Ph.D. in Architecture at UC Berkeley with an emphasis on building science. As a licensed Architect, she has worked in small firms in San Francisco and Pismo Beach.