Risk Management & Non-Energy Benefits

    • General non-energy benefit in residential and commercial contexts

Mills, E. and A. Rosenfeld. 1996. "Consumer Non-Energy Benefits as a Motivation for Making Energy-Efficiency Improvements." Energy, 21 (7/8):707-720 [PDF]

Less, B., I. Walker, D. Lorenzetti, E. Mills, V. Rapp, S. Dutton, M. Sohn, X. Li, J. Clark and M Sherman. 2020. "Smart Ventilation for Advanced California Homes." Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report, 492pp. [PDF]

    • Quality assurance and non-energy benefits through commercial buildings commissioning [project website]

Mills, E. 2011. "Building Commissioning: A Golden Opportunity for Reducing Energy Costs and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the United States." Energy Efficiency, 4(2):145-173 [PDF]

    • Content provided via a web-based energy home improvement tool recommendations lists [project website]

    • Insurance, Risk Management, and Energy Efficiency — Efficient and renewable energy technologies as risk management tools [project website]

Mills, E. and I. Knoepfel. 1997. "Energy-Efficiency Options for Insurance Loss-Prevention." Proceedings of the 1997 ECEEE Summer Study, Copenhagen, Denmark. Stockholm: European Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. LBNL-40426 (refereed) [PDF]

Mills, E. 2009. "A Global Review of Insurance Industry Responses to Climate Change." The Geneva Papers, International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics, 34:323-359. [PDF]

Mills, E. 2002. "Climate Change, Buildings, and the Insurance Sector: Technological Synergisms between Adaptation and Mitigation." Building Research and Information. LBNL-50967. 31 (3-4):257-277. [PDF]

    • Consumer electronics: the case of computer gaming and improved user experience [project website]

Mills, E., N. Bourassa, L. Rainer, J. Mai, A. Shehabi, and N. Mills. 2019. "Toward Greener Gaming: Estimating National Energy Use and Energy Efficiency Potential." The Computer Games Journal, 8(3):157-178 [PDF]

    • Lighting Efficiency, Quality, Health, Employment, and Subsidies — Cross-cutting assessments of lighting energy issues with an international perspective on technologies, markets, and non-energy aspects [project website]

Mills, E. 2016. "Job Creation and Energy Savings Through a Transition to Modern Off-grid Lighting." Energy for Sustainable Development 33:155-166 [PDF]

Mills, E. 2016. "Identifying and Reducing the Health and Safety Impacts of Fuel-Based Lighting." Energy for Sustainable Development, 30:39-50 [PDF]

Mills, E. 2017. "Global Kerosene Subsidies: An Obstacle to Energy Efficiency and Development." World Development 99:463-480 [PDF]

Mills, E. 2016. "Job Creation and Energy Savings Through a Transition to Modern Off-grid Lighting." Energy for Sustainable Development 33:155-166. [PDF]

Avery, D., E. Mills, M. Breighner, and J. Naylis. 1998. "Campus Lighting—Lighting Efficiency Options for Student Residential Living Units: A Study at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts". LBNL/PUB-816 [PDF]

    • Also published by Arkwright Mutual Insurance Co. and by the University Risk Management and Insurance Association's URMIA Journal, 1999, pp. 44-52, Chevy Chase, MD.

    • Energy Use in High-Tech Facilities — Providing the knowledge and tools for increasing the energy efficiency and performance of new and existing laboratories, cleanrooms, and data centers [project website]

Mills, E., G. Shamshoian, M. Blazek, P. Naughton, R.S. Seese, W. Tschudi, and D. Sartor. 2007. "The Business Case for Energy Management in High-Tech Industries." Energy Efficiency, 1(1):5-20 [PDF]

Mills, E., J. Granderson, R. Chan, R.C. Diamond, W. Fisk, P. Haves, P. Mathew, B. Nordman, M.A. Piette, G. Robinson, S.E. Selkowitz. 2015. "Green, Clean, and Mean: Pushing the Envelope in Tech Industry Building." Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory report 1005070. Prepared for Microsoft [PDF]

    • Advanced Data Visualization — Improving diagnostics, operator feedback, and performance optimization in buildings

Meyers, S., E. Mills, A. Chen, and L. Demsetz. 1996. "Building Data Visualization for Diagnostics, Operator Feedback, and Performance Optimization." ASHRAE Journal, June, pp. 63-73. [PDF]

    • Improving Federal Aviation Administration Facilities — Helping FAA meet federal directives for energy savings while improving worker comfort and productivity in their very specialized facilities such as air traffic control towers

    • Reducing Taxes through Federal Energy Management — U.S.Taxpayers shell out $8 billion a year to pay for government energy costs

Greenberg, S., E. Mills, D. Lockhart, D. Sartor, and W. Lintner. 1995. "The U.S. Department of Energy's In-House Energy Management Program: Meeting the Challenges of Federal Energy Management." Energy Engineering, 93(2)55-75.

Mills, E. 2004. "Amplifying Real Estate Value through Energy & Water Management: From ESCO to 'Energy Services Partner.'" Proceedings of the 2004 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Asilomar, CA August 22-27. LBNL-52768. [PDF]

Mills, E. 2016. “Green Residential Appraisals in the United States Context: Challenges and Opportunities.” Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 120-144. [PDF]

Finlay, J., T. Lowe, C. Majersic, E. Mills, M.L. Moore, and D. Winters. 2018. "Valuation of Green and High-performance Property: Commercial, Multi-family, and Institutional Properties." The Appraisal Foundation: Washington, D.C. [PDF]

Curry, R., T. Lopez, E. Mills, J. Moore, R. Sahadi, and T. Watkins. 2016. "Valuation of Green and High-Performance Property: One- to Four-Unit Residential." Appraisal Practices Board, Valuation Advisory #7. The Appraisal Foundation: Washington, D.C., 42pp. [PDF]