Spencer Dutton

Spencer Dutton
Principal Scientific Engineering Associate
(510) 486-5864

Spencer Maxwell Dutton, PHD, completed his doctorate at the University of Nottingham, UK, on the topic of balancing energy use and IAQ in naturally ventilated commercial buildings, which included a school-based study of occupant window use behavior and IAQ. He worked as a building energy and daylighting consultant in London, before returning to Berkeley in 2010. His research at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory includes modeling the potential energy savings of low energy cooling strategies, including natural ventilation; assessing how ventilation strategies affect human health outcomes; and model development of various novel HVAC systems and control strategies.


Liu, Ping, Wei Feng, Chris Marnay, Spencer M Dutton, Ming Jin, Lingwei Zheng, and Nan Zhou. "Towards the Optimal Development of Low-Carbon Community Energy Systems." 2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings 2016.
Belleri, Annamaria, Spencer M Dutton, Ulrich Filippi Oberegger, and Roberto Lollini. "A Sensitivity Analysis of Natural Ventilation Design Parameters for Non Residential Buildings." 13th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association 25th - 28th August 2013. Chambery, France, 2013.
Dutton, Spencer M, David W Banks, Samuel L Brunswick, and William J Fisk. "Natural Ventilation in California Offices: Estimated Health Effects and Economic Consequences." ASHRAE IAQ 2013: Environmental Health in Low Energy Buildings, Oct. 15-18. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada , 2013. LBNL-6910E.