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Joshua Butzbaugh

Joshua Butzbaugh

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


As an energy analyst, Josh Butzbaugh performs technology assessment, market research, and economic impact analysis in the development of energy efficiency, smart grid, and renewable energy initiatives. Prior to joining PNNL, Josh was a Senior Fellow with the Trust for Conservation Innovation, working on behalf of the California Energy Commission. He provided strategic planning, project management, and technical expertise in support of the 2012-2015 Appliance Efficiency Rulemaking. Josh also spent 6 years working on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy's ENERGY STARĀ® program. He led the development of the first-ever ENERGY STAR Residential Water Heater Program, including technology assessment, specification formation, program strategy, and consumer marketing. Furthermore, he managed ENERGY STAR web projects, serving as a dual program/project manager.

Research Interests

  • Market/Technology Assessment
  • Technology Commercialization and Deployment
  • Market Strategy and Transformation
  • Economic Impact Analysis
  • Program Design, Development, and Evaluation

Education and Credentials

  • M.B.A., Entrepreneurship and Energy Analysis, University of Colorado
  • B.S., Environmental Policy & Behavior, University of Michigan

PNNL Publications


  • Butzbaugh J.B., L.J. Sandahl, and M.C. Baechler. 2018. "US HPWH Market Transformation: Where We've Been and Where to Go Next." In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting (EEDAL 2017), , September 13-15, 2017, Irvine, California, 3, 922-941. Brussels:European Union. PNNL-SA-124638. doi:10.2760/113534
  • Winiarski D.W., M.A. Halverson, J.B. Butzbaugh, A.L. Cooke, G.K. Bandyopadhyay, and D.B. Elliott. 2018. Analysis for Building Envelopes and Mechanical Systems Using 2012 CBECS Data. PNNL-26949. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Analysis for Building Envelopes and Mechanical Systems Using 2012 CBECS Data


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