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Sheila Hayter

Laboratory Program Manager, Federal Energy Management Program

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Sheila has been with NREL for more than 25 years and is engaged in a special assignment to serve as 2018-19 ASHRAE President.  Sheila recently concluded nearly a decade as a line manager within the Integrated Application Center (IAC) leading a team of technical and policy experts who support international, federal, state, and local entities on energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) topics with the goal of making significant reductions in non-renewable energy consumption though optimized use of EE strategies and RE technologies. During this time, Sheila also led IAC’s partnership development activities and manages work addressing technical challenges to identifying, evaluating, and implementing clean energy solutions. In addition to her NREL work, Sheila has served in many ASHRAE leadership roles throughout her career and has been awarded the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award and ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award. She received the ASHRAE Fellow distinction in 2008. Sheila is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado.

 ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability.

Research Interests

Grid-interactive buildings

High-performing buildings

Sustainability in the built environment

RE in buildings


Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado

Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Kansas State University