Robbin Garber-Slaght

Robbin Garber-Slaght

Researcher IV ARCEE-Building Science

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Robbin Garber-Slaght joined NREL in 2020 as part of NREL's Alaska Campus in Fairbanks with a focus on residential construction in extreme cold environments. Her work focuses on durability of building envelopes, indoor air quality, and heating systems for cold and remote locations. Garber-Slaght has a diverse background that includes six years as an educator in rural Alaska. Prior to joining NREL she worked for the non-profit Cold Climate Housing Research Center as a research engineer for 11 years. Robbin is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Alaska.

Research Interests

Building science in extreme climates

Cold climate heat pumps

Infrastructure adaptation to climate change


M.S., Cold Climate Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks

M.L.I.S., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks

B.A., History, Spanish, Archeology, St. Mary's College of Maryland