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Christopher CaraDonna

Researcher II-Mechanical Engineering


Chris joined the Commercial Buildings Research Group at NREL in 2019 as a research engineer. He specializes in building simulation and energy modeling. Chris’s current work focuses on the use of energy modeling to develop a data set of end-use load profiles representing all major end uses, building types, and climate regions in the U.S. building stock in order to understand the time-sensitive value of energy efficiency and demand response.  

Prior to joining NREL, Chris worked as an energy consultant on projects across the United States and internationally where he performed whole-building energy modeling studies for LEED, code compliance, tool development research, and several utility-sponsored energy-efficiency incentive programs..


B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology