Chris Jones is lead developer at the CoolClimate Network, an applied research consortium at UC Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory that supports the development of comprehensive, socially integrated carbon footprint management tools and programs for individuals, schools, businesses and communities. His primary research interests intersect the fields of industrial ecology, environmental psychology, and climate change policy. This research informs, and is informed by, programs and products that seek to encourage more sustainable behavior. Jones runs the CoolCalifornia Challenge, a competition between California cities to reduce household carbon footprints. He is co-chair of the Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference.
- Spatial Distribution of U.S. Household Carbon Footprints Reveals Suburbanization Undermines Greenhouse Gas Benefits of Urban Population Density
- Deep carbon reductions in California require electrification and integration across economic sectors
- Measuring the Climate Impact of Residential Buildings: GreenPoint Rated Climate Calculator Version 2
- A household carbon footprint calculator for islands: Case study of the United States Virgin Islands
- Quantifying Carbon Footprint Reduction Opportunities for U.S. Households and Communities
- Consumer-oriented Life Cycle Assessment of Food, Goods and Services
- A Lifecycle Assessment of U.S. Household Consumption: The Methodology and Inspiration Behind the Consumer Footprint Calculator