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Michael Baechler

Michael Baechler

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Michael Baechler has been with PNNL's Portland office since 1984. He manages the National Accounts Partnership (NAP), a part of DOE’s Commercial Buildings Initiative, and PNNL’s support to DOE's Building America Documentation and Resource Development Program. Building America activities include drafting best practices and case studies for residential energy-efficient construction and technologies in each of five climate zones. The NAP program provides technical design assistance to companies holding substantial building portfolios in the U.S. with the goal of achieving aggressive energy efficiency goals. In the past he has undertaken environmental and economic studies and assessments of power generation, marketing, transmission, and conservation. He managed the development of a dynamic modeling tool simulating power production and marketing across the western United States. He managed assessments of hydroelectric dispatch and power marketing for power generated in California's Central Valley Project. Analyses included both traditional and restructured utility environments. He managed an assessment of renewable energy for the U.S. Department of Defense. Mr. Baechler is the author of several environmental documents and over 70 books, articles, and reports. He Co-Chaired the 2008 American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.

Research Interests

  • Residential Energy Efficient Design and Construction
  • Environmental Assessment of Utility Programs and Projects
  • Environmental Management and Planning
  • Energy Eficiency Program Design and Implementation

Education and Credentials

  • B.A., Environmental Studies, Honors College, University of Oregon
  • M.P.A., Energy and Environmental Policy Analysis and Management,

PNNL Publications

2016

2015

2014

  • Antonopoulos CA, MC Baechler, and HE Dillon. 2014. "A Drop in the Bucket or a Pebble in a Pond: Commercial Building Partners’ Replication of EEMs Across Their Portfolios." Chapter 3 in 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.The Next Generation: Reaching for High Energy Savings, August 17-22, 2014, Pacific Grove, California, pp. 3-1 - 3-13.  American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Washington DC. 
  • Madison MC, CA Antonopoulos, ST Dowson, TL Franklin, LC Carlsen, and MC Baechler. 2014. "Accessorizing Building Science – A Web Platform to Support Multiple Market Transformation Programs." In 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 17-22, 2014, Pacific Grove, California, pp. 11-222 - 11-233.  American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Washington DC. 
  • Widder SH, JM Petersen, GB Parker, and MC Baechler. 2014. Impact of Ducting on Heat Pump Water Heater Space Conditioning Energy Use and ComfortPNNL-23526, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2013

2012

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2010

2009

2007

2006

  • Baechler MC, HE Steward, and DB Elliott. 2006. "Clues to Technical Intervention’s Role in New Home Market Transformation: A Measure of Penetration Rates Using Building America and ENERGY STAR Datasets ." In American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) 2006 Summer Study.  ACEEE, Washington DC. 

2003

  • Baechler MC, and A Gordon. 2003. " Portable Classroom Research Project Highlights Energy Efficiency." Automated Builder August 2003(386):38-39. 
  • Widergren SE, RT Guttromson, and MC Baechler. 2003. EnergyWeb Screening Criteria ReportPNNL-14149, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2002

  • Baechler MC, DL Hadley, R Sparkman, and M Lubliner. 2002. "Pushing the Envelope: A Case Study of Building the First Manufactured Home Using Structural Insulated Panels." In 2002 ACEEE 12th Biennial Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, vol. 1, pp. 1.29-1.42.  American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Washington, DC. 
  • Baechler MC, and DL Hadley. 2002. "Not Your Parents' Mobile Home." Home Energy November/December 2002:,

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