Oakland Port Authority

At a Glance


Government/Public Administration

Project Type

Commercial Energy Efficiency




Oakland, CA


Eric Yee assisted both The Port of Oakland and LBNL in carefully analyzing existing energy efficiency efforts as well as future possibilities.


Eric Yee was asked to help the Port of Oakland undertake an energy efficiency and renewable energy study with Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (LBNL).


Yee interviewed dozens of Port employees, compiling already-collected energy data, documenting existing energy efficiency efforts and envisioning future initiatives. These interviews identified energy efficiency opportunities from overhead lighting at the airport to computer power management at Port facilities. Yee also identified significant barriers to carrying out the LBNL study, such as tenant relations, inadequate interdivisional communication and lease complexity.

Potential Impact

Ultimately, Yee recommended several ways of addressing these issues, which could lay the groundwork for a more energy efficient future at the Port of Oakland.

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