Greg Avery

Greg Avery

Researcher III-Decision Support Analysis

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Greg is a research analyst within the Resources and Sustainability Group in NREL’s Strategic Energy Analysis Center. His work is focused on data analysis and organization related to examining the greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and roles within a circular economy for commodity materials. Greg provides life cycle assessment support for compiling material and energy inventories, determines global weights for NREL's Materials Flows through Industry (MFI) modeling tool, and delivers background information for new model development.

Research Interests

Life cycle assessment

Pumped hydropower storage

Glass improvements and applicability


M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Toledo

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

Professional Experience

Associate Consultant, Trinity Consultants (2018–2020)

Sustainability Engineer, Owens-Illinois (2016–2018)

Featured Work

Chapter 8: Greenhouse Gas Emissions in The Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study, NREL Technical Report (2021)

Techno-Economic, Life-Cycle, and Socioeconomic Impact Analysis of Enzymatic Recycling Of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate), Joule (2021)