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Dave Roberts

Manager, Residential Buildings Research Group


303-384-7496
Orcid ID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9353-6546

Dave leads a group of talented engineers and scientists leveraging computer modeling, lab experimentation, and field validation to conduct research and develop innovations furthering residential building energy efficiency. Dave joined NREL in 2008 with the goal to improve the efficiency of residential buildings in the United States through the development and advancement of building energy modeling technology. Since then, Dave's research interests have expanded to include building science issues related to heat and moisture transport, as well as optimization of building integration into broader energy systems to facilitate higher penetrations of renewable energy resources.

Research Interests

Building science

Building energy modeling

Buildings-to-grid integration

Education

M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Colorado

B.S., Environmental Resources Engineering, Humboldt State University

Associations and Memberships

Member, Standards Development Committee 300, Residential Energy Services Network (2012–present)

Chair, Calculations Subcommittee, Standards Development Committee 300, Residential Energy Services Network

Member, Standing Technical Committee, Building Performance Institute (2012–2013)

Member, Technical Committee, Residential Energy Services Network (2006–2012)

Member, U.S. Green Building Council, Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group (2009–2010)

Member, U.S. Green Building Council, Energy and Atmosphere Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee (2007–2009)

Co-Chair, Standards Amendment Committee, Residential Energy Services Network (2002–2005)

Featured Work

Valuing Energy Efficiency and Distributed Energy Resources in the Built Environment, ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings (2018)

Deep in Data: Empirical Data Based Software Accuracy Testing Using the Building America Field Data Repository, Building Simulation Conference (2013)

Variability in Measured Space Temperatures in 60 Homes, NREL Technical Report (2013)

Assessing and Improving the Accuracy of Energy Analysis for Residential Buildings, NREL Technical Report (2011)

Ducts in the Attic? What Were They Thinking? ACEEE Summer Study (2010)

Maximizing Residential Energy Savings: Net Zero Energy Home Technology Pathways, NREL Technical Report (2008)

View all NREL publications for Dave Roberts.

Patents

Split Heating and Cooling Systems, U.S. Patent No. 10,156,369 B2 (2018)