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Ellen Franconi

Ellen Franconi

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Ellen Franconi joined PNNL in 2018, she is a Senior Energy Research Engineer supporting the Building Energy Codes Program. Over her 30-year career in building energy efficiency, Ellen has worked as a researcher and consultant - supporting 2 for-profit businesses, 1 non-profit organization, and 3 DOE research laboratories. Much of her technical work involves individual and sector-level building performance analyses, whole building simulation modeling, and measurement and verification of energy savings. She works collaboratively with industry partners to promote advancement of methods and deployment of leading-edge applications. Currently, Ellen investigates the role of codes in grid-interactive efficiency buildings.

Research Interests

  • Grid-interactive efficient buildings
  • Buildings as a distributed energy resource
  • IoT building efficiency and demand response technologies
  • Near-real time measurement and verification of savings

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. Building Systems Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • M.S. Building Systems Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of New Hampshire
  • Certified Building Energy Modeling Professional, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers

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