Jeff Harris joined the Alliance staff in 2006 and oversaw the buildings and utilities, industrial, and international programs. He responsibilities included maintaining and expanding existing programs; advocating for energy efficiency in the buildings and utilities, industrial and international arenas; and supporting the development of market-based energy efficiency programs, both domestic and international. He was also responsible for overall management of the Building Codes Assistance Program.
From 1993-2006 Harris led the Government and Industry Programs Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). From 1982-1990, Harris led the Buildings Energy Data Group of 30 LBNL staff scientists and research associates. On detail from LBNL, he served from 1990 - 1993 in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Building Technologies as senior assistant to the deputy assistant secretary for building technologies. He developed DOE buildings initiatives for the National Energy Strategy, Energy Policy Act of 1992, and Climate Change Action Plan and evaluated the energy-savings potential of proposed legislation and DOE initiatives. Harris organized and chaired the international Consortium for Energy-Efficient Office Equipment. Before joining LBNL in 1982, Harris worked at the California Energy Commission as the Conservation Division’s deputy division chief.
Jeff holds a bachelor’s in Economics from Stanford and a master of urban and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley.