Born in Chicago, IL, Peter Schwartz began his energy career over 38 years ago. His deep
energy and utility experience combined with innovative approaches to technology has led
him to be an internationally recognized and a frequent speaker on energy efficiency, building
and Smart Grid technologies. He currently is a Principal Investigator in the Building
Technology and Urban Systems Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where
he manages research teams investigating advanced, networked lighting controls, demand
response, energy adaptive building control and Smart Grid-enabling technologies.
He received his B.Sc., in Environmental Physics from the University of Massachusetts at
Amherst, specializing in technology assessment, energy policy and environmental politics,
and his M.E.P., (Master of Environmental Planning), specializing in building energy
technology and analysis, from Arizona State University.