Research Projects


Our researchers explore critical issues and address challenges that have regional, national, and global implications.


About Our Research Grants

Each year, the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy awards grants to Penn faculty, postdocs, and doctoral students ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to support new research or supplement existing research.

Our annual call for grants is now closed. Stay up to date on next year’s call:

For questions about the research grants program, please email Angela Pachon


Awarded Research Projects

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Path to Removing Barriers to Adoption of Low-Carbon Alternatives for Building Cooling Systems Cities & Buildings 2021-2022 Dorit Aviv Energy Efficiency
Can We Build to Last? Energy Retrofits, Housing Affordability, Household Welfare Cities & Buildings 2021-2022 Vincent Reina Pennsylvania, Utilities
Internet of Things for Measuring the Influence of Energy-Related Decisions on Indoor Environmental Quality Climate, Cities & Buildings 2020-2021 Nan (Nancy) Ma Public Health
Fossil Fuels, the Building Industry, and Human Health Cities & Buildings, Fossil Fuels 2018-2019 Franca Trubiano Environment, Public Health
Energy Cost Burdens for Low-Income Households Cities & Buildings, Access & Equity 2018-2019 Vincent Reina, Constantine Kontokosta Energy Efficiency
Architecture and Energy Transitions: The Case of the Bauhaus Dessau Building Cities & Buildings 2018-2019 Daniel Barber Coal, Emissions, Energy Efficiency, International
Socio-Spatial Carbon Collaborative Access & Equity, Cities & Buildings 2017-2018 Daniel Cohen Carbon Pricing, Emissions, Environment
Valuation of Electric Vehicles and Parking Policies in Philadelphia Transportation, Cities & Buildings 2017-2018 Erick Guerra, Ricardo Daziano Electric Vehicles, Pennsylvania
Chinese Policy Implications of Urban Form Energy Studies Cities & Buildings 2016-2017 Stefan Al Emissions, International
Humidity Responsive, Water Harvesting and Self-Cooling Building Envelopes Emerging Tech, Cities & Buildings, Electricity 2016-2017 Shu Yang Water
Philadelphia’s Energy Transition Climate, Cities & Buildings 2016-2017 William Braham, Eugenie Birch, Tom Daniels, Erick Guerra, John Landis, Megan Ryerson, Barry Silverman, Susan Wachter Emissions, Pennsylvania
Environmentally Responsive and Energy Efficient Building Skins Cities & Buildings 2015-2016 Shu Yang Energy Efficiency, Environment
Gaming the Sustainable City Cities & Buildings 2015-2016 William Braham, Barry Silverman Environment