Lauren holds a joint position with Clean Energy Extension and the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department’s Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Her professional experience includes assisting commercial and industrial customers with identifying, analyzing and implementing energy efficiency projects at Efficiency Vermont; supporting ENERGY STAR specification development, creating marketing and technical training materials, and developing widely used energy savings calculators for more than 30 types of residential and commercial products as a consultant to the U.S. EPA; working on several potential studies for energy efficiency, demand response and combined heat and power; and managing and contributing to program evaluations and technical reference manual development for demand-side management programs across North America.
Lauren holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UMass Amherst. Her master's thesis on the potential for combined heat and power in Massachusetts has been used by utility companies and government agencies for policy analysis and program planning. She is a Certified Energy Manager through the Association of Energy Engineers.