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Eric Bonnema

Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering

Eric.Bonnema@nrel.gov | 303-384-6185

Eric has been at NREL since 2008 and contributes to the research efforts for commercial buildings. This effort is dedicated to studying the behavior of low-energy buildings both on the design side as well as the performance side. Eric is interested in energy modeling of buildings and software development for building optimization and modeling. He research focus includes sector-wide energy modeling, Advanced Energy Design Guides, and the 179D DOE Calculator. He specializes in software development for building optimization and modeling, commercial sector whole-building energy simulation, scientific computing, and software configuration and package management.

Prior to joining NREL, Eric was an applications engineer designing air-cooled steam condensers for coal and combined-cycle power plants. Eric holds a master's degree from Colorado State University specializing in energy and the environment. He is also a registered Engineering Intern in Colorado.

Education

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University