About Us

About Us

Originally named the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency (PIEE), The Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC) was founded at Stanford University in October 2006 through a generous gift from Stanford alumnus Jay Precourt. PEEC is a research center dedicated to energy efficiency – economically efficient reductions of energy use.

PEEC is part of the umbrella organization, the Precourt Institute for Energy (PIE). While PIE engages in energy research on a broad scale, PEEC focuses on the demand side of energy markets and economically efficient reductions in energy use or energy intensity.

As a Stanford University research institute, PEEC draws upon intellectual resources from the entire university. At the core of the Precourt Center is an increasing number of faculty-led research teams including graduate and undergraduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Research teams include researchers and analysts from across the university, bringing expertise from many different disciplines.

Our offices are located in the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2). Opened in January 2008, the building is home to many interdisciplinary departments and independent labs from across campus with a mutual interest in environmental and energy teaching and research.

Precourt Energy Efficiency Center
Stanford University
Yang & Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building
473 Via Ortega, Room 326
Stanford, CA 94305-4206

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