Rachel Romero is an energy engineer and project leader at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the Integrated Applications Center (IAC). Rachel is the competition manager for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Challenge, which has inspired over 3,100 collegiate students in 6 years to be the next generation to design net zero buildings. Also, she provides technical assistance to the Better Buildings Smart Labs Accelerator, which consists of 17 university and national laboratory partners across the United States. Rachel obtained her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Hope College and received her master’s degree in Building Systems Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder and a graduate energy certificate from the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI). She received her Professional Engineer license in 2014. Rachel has been an active member of ASHRAE since 2010.
M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Hope College
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