Timothy Moore


Timothy Moore is an MS Architecture student in the Building Science program at UC Berkeley. His focus is on improving the effectiveness and energy efficiency of buildings as a means to curbing resource consumption and associated emissions while providing more habitable indoor environments. He is currently researching, simulating, and testing hydronic radiant cooling for commercial buildings at the UC Berkeley Center for the Built Environment. His thesis project puts this research in the context of climate-related design optimization strategies. Collectively, this work will result in design and simulation guidelines intended to accelerate the appropriate and effective adoption of exceptionally low-energy approaches to providing high-quality indoor environments.

Prior to attending Berkeley, Timothy founded Whole Systems Design through which he provided energy modeling and sustainable design consulting to architects, engineers, and other consulting firms. He is also a co-founder and former VP of Customer & Technology Solutions for Hypercar, Inc. (now Fiberforge), and was a Senior Research Associate at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) for five years before that. He was the principle systems integrator for RMI's Hypercar concept, led product development for Hypercar Inc. at Lotus Engineering (Norwich, England) and design integration at TWR Engineering (Oxford, England). Before RMI, he served on a volunteer regional urban design assistance team and provided design services to a successful start-up developing equipment to reclaim contaminated oil-based fluids, thus preventing their inappropriate disposal and associated environmental degradation. He earned his BS in Environmental Design at Western Washington University where he designed and built ultralight, low-drag, hybrid-electric vehicles, led the solar race team to victory in the California Clean Air Race, and received awards for outstanding scholarship in environmental sciences, energy systems, vehicle design, and sustainable architecture from the Huxley College for the Environment, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to college he was an environmental education intern at the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in northern Minnesota. Timothy has published papers and articles on radiant cooling applications for commercial buildings, integrated whole-system design for energy-efficient automobiles, sustainable architecture, and renewable energy systems, and is the author of the USGBC Colorado Chapter's nationally distributed LEED Professional Accreditation Study Guide.

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
University of California Berkeley, MS
Current Position:
Senior Product Manager
Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) Ltd.
Architecture & Urban Planning
1225 Cole St.
San Francisco, California 94117
(510) 525-4809

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