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Bethany Sparn

Researcher IV-Systems Engineering | 303-384-7442

Bethany joined NREL in 2010. Her research focuses on connected building loads, residential HVAC equipment, heat pump water heaters, automated home energy management devices, and whole-house performance field testing. She has supported the design and build-out of the Smart Power Laboratory in the Energy Systems Integration Facility which provides a test bed for evaluating home energy management systems, demand response strategies, distributed energy resources, smart appliances, and other innovative sensors and controllers.


M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University

B.S. Physics and Mathematics, University of Puget Sound