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Linda Sandahl

Linda Sandahl

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Linda Sandahl, a EP&E Program Manager and the Energy Technology Market Adoption Team Lead, has been with PNNL for over 25 years. Much of her work involves leading the design and implementation of programs that support development and deployment of energy-efficient commercial buildings technologies and market transformation initiatives. Linda is the Team Lead for PNNL's Energy Technology Market Adoption capabilities area within the Energy Policy & Economics Group. Linda currently manages PNNL’s involvement in DOE's Better Buildings Alliance. In this role, she leads the Lighting & Electrical Team, the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign, and the Interior Lighting Campaign. Linda also manages related high efficiency lighting work for the Federal Energy Management Program. Linda currently serves on the Advisory Committee of the ACEEE National Symposium on Market Transformation.

Linda's past project roles have included serving as the Deployment Element lead for DOE's Building Energy Codes Program, management of the R-CFL Technology Procurement Project, which won a 2008 Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, and the CFL Technology Innovation Competition. She also has served as Co-Chair and Panel Leader at the ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.

Research Interests

  • Market Transformation Program Design and Delivery
  • Project Management
  • Technology Procurement
  • Solid State Lighting Technology
  • Program Evaluation & Management

Education and Credentials

  • M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Portland
  • B.A., Business Administration, Washington State University
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM), National Association of Energy Engineers
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute
  • Certified Business Energy Professional (BEP), National Association of Energy Engineers

PNNL Publications


  • Butzbaugh J.B., L.J. Sandahl, and M.C. Baechler. 2018. "US HPWH Market Transformation: Where We've Been and Where to Go Next." In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting (EEDAL 2017), , September 13-15, 2017, Irvine, California, 3, 922-941. Brussels:European Union. PNNL-SA-124638. doi:10.2760/113534


  • Sandahl L.J., and M. Myer. 2017. "Interior Lighting Campaign Adds Luminaire Categories; Announces 2018 Recognition Event." ESUS SAG Newsletter. PNNL-SA-130535.


  • Sandahl L.J., K.A. Cort, and K.L. Gordon. 2013. Solid-State Lighting: Early Lessons Learned on the Way to Market. PNNL-23059. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.


  • Holuj B., A.K. Nicholls, L.J. Sandahl, and P. Torcellini. 2010. "Improving the Energy Performance of New and Existing Commercial Buildings: A DOE Status Report." In 2010 ACEEE SUMMER STUDY ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN BUILDINGS, August 15-20, 2010, Pacific Grove, California. Washington Dc:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-73292.


  • McCullough J.J., T.L. Gilbride, K.L. Gordon, M.R. Ledbetter, L.J. Sandahl, and M.K. Ton. 2008. "LED Lighting: Applying Lessons Learned from the CFL Experience." In ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 17-22, 2008, Pacific Grove, California, 6-134 - 6-146. Washington:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). PNNL-SA-61138.
  • Sandahl L.J., T.L. Gilbride, M.R. Ledbetter, and J.J. McCullough. 2008. A Review of the Reflector Compact Fluorescent Lights Technology Procurement Program: Conclusions and Results. PNNL-17456. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.


  • Sandahl L.J. 2007. "DOE Announces Winners of Reflector-CFL Competition: New lamps provide efficient downlighting and address issues about heat buildup." CEE Newsletter. PNNL-SA-52634.


  • Sandahl L.J., T.L. Gilbride, M.R. Ledbetter, H.E. Steward, and C. Calwell. 2006. Compact Fluorescent Lighting in America: Lessons Learned on the Way to Market. PNNL-15730. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.


  • Ledbetter M.R., J.J. McCullough, H.E. Dillon, L.J. Sandahl, and K.L. Gordon. 2005. "CFLs in Recessed Downlights: Technical Challenges." In Right Light 6, 6th International Conference on Energy Efficient Lighting, May 9-11, 2005, Shanghai, China., Paper No. RL6 #029. Shanghai:China Green Lights Programme Management Office. PNNL-SA-43941.


  • Hollomon B., M.R. Ledbetter, L.J. Sandahl, and T.L. Shoemaker. 2002. "Seven Years Since SERP: Successes and Setbacks in Technology Procurement." In 2002 American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Part 6--Market transformation energy efficiency in buildings; teaming for efficiency, 6, 6.125 - 6.138. Washington, Dc:ACEEE. PNNL-SA-36393.

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