Matt Leach

Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering

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Matt originally joined the Commercial Buildings Research Group at NREL in 2009, and then returned in 2018 after four years in the private sector. His expertise is in building energy simulation and analysis, and integrated building design. Throughout his career, Matt has focused on enhancing the use of whole-building energy simulation at all stages of the design process to achieve cost-effective energy savings, code compliance, utility rebates, and building certification. He has extensive experience utilizing the EnergyPlusTM and OpenStudio® toolsets.

Research Interests

Whole-building energy simulation

Automated energy model articulation and calibration

Grid-integrated efficient buildings

Advanced control solutions for energy simulation

Automated fault detection and diagnosis


M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan