College of Design Research Forum: Jason Brown

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Please join Jason Brown and the College of Design for a talk on “An Appraisal of California Codes' Impact on Residential Electricity Consumption.” Brown, an assistant professor in the School of Architecture, will speak in the Architecture Library as part of the 2016-17 College of Design Research Forum.

In his talk, he will consider whether California energy policies implemented in the mid-1970s influenced residential electricity consumption. Many studies of these policies have been done over the years. These studies are reviewed and a model of the state’s residential electricity consumption is developed based on an early study supporting policy development. A hindcast using this model suggests a 6 percent reduction in residential electricity in the first 10 years of the policy over a modeled counterfactual scenario without policy.

In addition, a more complete assessment of causality, which accounts for uncontrolled, non-policy factors that can also lower electricity consumption, suggests this policy had a 36 percent chance of being necessary and a 30 percent chance of being sufficient.

The research forums are a place for the College of Design community and our friends across the campus to experience the design- and technology-focused research at Georgia Tech.

From music technology to product design; from assistive technology to healthcare; from architecture to city planning, we explore the many ways technology can solve critical problems for the way we live.

You’re invited to attend each of these free sessions in the Architecture Library, on the first floor of the Architecture West building. Cookies and coffee will be served.

The series will take place Thursdays from 11 a.m. to Noon.


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  • Created By: Jessie Brandon
  • Created: 12/08/2016
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 04/13/2017


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