Won Young Park

Won Young Park

Policy Researcher III
(510) 495-2252


Won Young Park is an energy and environmental policy researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). His primary areas of expertise include energy efficiency in equipment and appliances. At LBNL, he leads technical analyses in these fields. Additionally, he is actively involved in research projects focusing on deep decarbonization pathways for the power sectors of Korea and Japan, as well as electric vehicles, battery electric domestic shipping in the United States.
He has played a key role as a technical lead in the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (LEAP) Off-Grid Awards. Moreover, he has contributed to the development of the United for Efficiency (U4E) Model Regulation Guidelines for cooling equipment, spearheaded by the UN Environment U4E Initiative. These guidelines aim to assist developing and emerging economies in establishing or enhancing their energy-efficiency standards. Furthermore, he has provided valuable national/regional market, technology, and policy analyses on air conditioners and refrigerating appliances in several countries, including Brazil, China, Indonesia, Rwanda, ASEAN, and various African nations.

Prior to joining LBNL, he gained experience at Samsung SDI in South Korea, where he focused on digital display technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Yonsei University, Korea, and a Master of Public Policy degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.


K-CEP Progress on Cooling Policy Award: Nihar Shah, Won Young Park -  February 06th 2020

In 2020, the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP) awarded the LBNL team of Won Young Park and Nihar Shah the "Progress on Cooling Policy" award along with the UN Environment (UNEP) United for Efficiency (U4E) Initiative and the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) in recognition of their work on the U4E "Model Regulation Guidelines" for energy-efficient and climate-friendly air-conditioners. The potential worldwide energy and environmental benefits by 2040 that are possible with a market transition, supported by policy improvements aligned with the model regulation guidelines, to energy-efficient room air-conditioners are estimated to be about 558 terawatt-hours, equivalent to electricity generation from 255 500-megawatt-capacity power plants and 516 million tons of CO2 emissions.