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Katherine Fleming

Researcher V-Software Engineering

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Katherine joined NREL in 2009. She works on various aspects of software, database, and web application development in the Building Technologies and Science Center. Her projects include URBANopt™, Building Component Library, SEED, and BuildingSync.

Prior to joining NREL, Katherine pursued a Ph.D. with a focus on robotics and worked as a web developer and web accessibility consultant for several organizations.

Research Interests

Building energy analysis software architecture and design

Building benchmarking data management

Urban energy analysis

Building data exchange standardization

Web application development


Ph.D., M.S. Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University

B.S. Computer Engineering, University of Evansville

Featured Work

BuildingSync: A schema for commercial building energy audit data exchange, Developments in the Built Environment (2021)

Integrated models for electrical distribution network planning and district-scale building energy use, 2021 IEEE Madrid PowerTech (2021)

Integration of Open-Source URBANopt and Dragonfly Energy Modeling Capabilities into Practitioner Workflows for District-Scale Planning and Design, Energies (2021)

An open source analysis framework for large-scale building energy modeling, Journal of Building Performance Simulation (2020)

URBANopt: An Open-Source Software Development Kit for Community and Urban District Energy Modeling, ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2020 Building Performance Analysis Conference (2020)