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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

2018

  • Antonopoulos C.A., M.C. Baechler, and T.L. Gilbride. 2018. "A Toolbox Necessity: Finding Best Practices in High-Performance Homes with the Building America Solution Center." In 2018 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 12-17, 2018, Pacific Grove, CA. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-134350.
  • Butzbaugh J.B., L.J. Sandahl, and M.C. Baechler. 2018. "US HPWH Market Transformation: Where We've Been and Where to Go Next." In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting (EEDAL 2017), , September 13-15, 2017, Irvine, California, 3, 922-941. Brussels:European Union. PNNL-SA-124638. doi:10.2760/113534
  • Gilbride T.L., C.A. Antonopoulos, and M.C. Baechler. 2018. Building America Research Dissemination: FY 2018 Annual Progress Report. PNNL-28104. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Building America Research Dissemination: FY 2018 Annual Progress Report

2017

  • Antonopoulos C.A., M.C. Baechler, and T.L. Gilbride. 2017. "DOE's Solution Center: A Builder's Best Friend." NAHB Now. PNNL-SA-130447.
  • Metzger C.E., S. Goyal, and M.C. Baechler. 2017. Review of Residential Comfort Control Products and Opportunities. PNNL-27141. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Review of Residential Comfort Control Products and Opportunities

2016

2015

2014

  • Antonopoulos C.A., M.C. Baechler, and H.E. Dillon. 2014. "A Drop in the Bucket or a Pebble in a Pond: Commercial Building Partners' Replication of EEMs Across Their Portfolios." 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, 3-1 - 3-13. Washington Dc:American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-101204.
  • Madison M.C., C.A. Antonopoulos, S.T. Dowson, T.L. Franklin, L.C. Carlsen, and M.C. 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, 11-222 - 11-233. Washington Dc:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-101292.
  • Widder S.H., J.M. Petersen, G.B. Parker, and M.C. Baechler. 2014. Impact of Ducting on Heat Pump Water Heater Space Conditioning Energy Use and Comfort. PNNL-23526. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Impact of Ducting on Heat Pump Water Heater Space Conditioning Energy Use and Comfort

2013

2012

  • Athalye R.A., Y. Xie, B. Liu, and M.C. Baechler. 2012. "A Case Study: Using Integrated Approach to Design a Net-Zero Bank Branch." ASHRAE Transactions 118, no. 1:183-190. PNNL-SA-85026.
  • Baechler M.C., C.A. Antonopoulos, M. Sevigny, T.L. Gilbride, and M.G. Hefty. 2012. A Business Case for Home Performance Contracting. PNNL-21196. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. A Business Case for Home Performance Contracting
  • Baechler M.C., H.E. Dillon, and R. Bartlett. 2012. "Commercial Building Partners Catalyze High Performance Buildings Across the Nation." In ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 12-17, 2012, Pacific Grove, California. Washington, D.C.:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-86294.
  • Baechler M.C., K. Adams, M.G. Hefty, T.L. Gilbride, and P.M. Love. 2012. Energy Renovations: Volume 17: Insulation - A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners. PNNL-20972. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Energy Renovations: Volume 17: Insulation - A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners
  • Blanchard J., S.H. Widder, E.L. Giever, and M.C. Baechler. 2012. Actual and Estimated Energy Savings Comparison for Deep Energy Retrofits in the Pacific Northwest. PNNL-21870. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Actual and Estimated Energy Savings Comparison for Deep Energy Retrofits in the Pacific Northwest
  • Chasar D., J. McIlvaine, J. Blanchard, S.H. Widder, and M.C. Baechler. 2012. Building Energy Model Development for Retrofit Homes. PNNL-21858. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Building Energy Model Development for Retrofit Homes
  • Lancaster R., L. lutzenhiser, M. Moezzi, S.H. Widder, S. Chandra, and M.C. Baechler. 2012. Post-Retrofit Residential Assessments. PNNL-21362. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Post-Retrofit Residential Assessments
  • Widder S.H., G.B. Parker, and M.C. Baechler. 2012. The PNNL Lab Homes Experimental Plan, FY12-FY15. PNNL-21422. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The PNNL Lab Homes Experimental Plan, FY12-FY15
  • Widder S.H., G.B. Parker, M.C. Baechler, and N.N. Bauman. 2012. Side-by-Side Field Evaluation of Highly Insulating Windows in the PNNL Lab Homes. PNNL-21678. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Side-by-Side Field Evaluation of Highly Insulating Windows in the PNNL Lab Homes
  • Xie Y., B. Liu, R.A. Athalye, M.C. Baechler, and G. Sullivan. 2012. "Measuring and Understanding the Energy Use Signatures of a Bank Building." In ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 12-17, 2012, Pacific Grove, California, 9-317 - 9-328. Washington Dc:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-86106.

2011

2010

2009

2007

2006

  • Baechler M.C., H.E. Steward, and D.B. 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. Washington Dc:ACEEE. PNNL-SA-50180.

2003

  • Baechler M.C., and A. Gordon. 2003. "Portable Classroom Research Project Highlights Energy Efficiency." Automated Builder August 2003, no. 386:38-39. PNNL-SA-38317.
  • Widergren S.E., R.T. Guttromson, and M.C. Baechler. 2003. EnergyWeb Screening Criteria Report. PNNL-14149. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. EnergyWeb Screening Criteria Report

2002

  • Baechler M.C., and D.L. Hadley. 2002. "Not Your Parents' Mobile Home." Home Energy November/December 2002. PNNL-SA-38281.
  • Baechler M.C., D.L. 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, 1, 1.29-1.42. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-38234.

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