Eric Fournier, PhD

Research Director

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, California Center for Sustainable Communities


UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, 619 Charles E. Young Drive East, LaKretz Hall – Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

Campus Mailcode: 149606

Website of Eric Daniel Fournier

Curriculum Vitæ, 2018

Bio

Eric Daniel Fournier is the acting Research Director at the California Center for Sustainable Communities (CCSC) within UCLA’s Institute for the Environment and Sustainability. Most recently, Eric functioned as the lead data scientist on a two year planning project funded by the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) EPIC Research Program. This project involved the development of a plan for the transformation of a disadvantaged community within Eastern Los Angeles county to Net Zero Electricity through the pursuit of advanced building energy retrofit packages and the installation of community scale solar PV and energy storage systems.

His research background spans the fields of spatial modeling, life cycle assessment, and energy & water systems analyses. He has extensive experience in the development computational methods for geographic optimization and geostatistical analyses. More generally however, he is interested in the application of information technologies, and the quantitative methods that they enable, to the resolution of complex environmental problems.

Eric obtained his Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science at Bucknell University (2008), where he also minored in Economics and Chemistry. He also holds a Master of Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (2010), a Master of Arts in Geography from the University of California at Santa Barbara (2014), and a Doctorate in Environmental Informatics from UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management (2015).

Dr. Eric Fournier- CV 2018

Interview with KPCC- July 11, 2018

Projects

Coupling Community Knowledge with Big Data Tools to Facilitate Equitable Energy Transitions

Building on work conducted under a California Energy Commission grant, data on building energy use, rooftop solar potential, grid capacity, and socio-demographics will be integrated to assess the potential for low income and disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles county to support climate smart transitions, including vehicle electrification, solar generation (rooftop or community-scale), storage, and appliance...

Los Angeles Sustainability Plan

The County of Los Angeles is developing the first county-wide sustainability plan, and has contracted with UCLA, in collaboration with the engineering firm Buro Happold, and with Liberty Hill Foundation. The UCLA team includes the CCSC, the UCLA Law School and the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge. CCSC is providing expertise in the development of goals...

An EPIC Challenge: Accelerating the Deployment of Advanced Energy Communities

In 2016, the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded an Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) grant to UCLA to accelerate the deployment of Advanced Energy Communities (AECs). In partnership with the County of Los Angeles, the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN), The Energy Coalition, Day One and LACI, the UCLA team has developed an innovative...

Publications