Matt Steen

Researcher III-Software Engineering


Matt Steen is a research engineer in the Building Technologies and Science Center at NREL, where he focuses on developing software for enabling and evaluating high-performance buildings. Previously, he spent two years at NREL as an intern and graduate research assistant.

Prior to rejoining NREL in 2021, Matt spent six years in the private sector where he provided building energy modeling for code compliance, certification, incentive programs, and building performance goals. He is a building energy modeling professional and has a master’s degree in architectural engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to his career in the energy sector, Matt was a wildland firefighter for the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service.


M.S., Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

B.S., Environmental Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry