Mary Ann Piette is a senior scientist at, and director of, the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and is director of LBNL’s Demand Response Research Center. She oversees LBNL’s research for the US Department of Energy Building Technology Office and pursues research related to smart grid, demand response, energy efficiency, controls, commissioning, building operations, and urban energy. Her work includes partnering with cities, state governments, electric utilities, control companies, building owners, state research programs, technology developers, and federal agencies. She led development of the Open Automated Demand Response standard, which is a key element of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Smart Grid standards. She has authored over 170 papers on efficiency and demand response, and she is a member of numerous advisory boards and committees. Ms. Piette completed her undergraduate work at UC Berkeley in physical science. She holds a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley and a licentiate in building services engineering from the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.