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Theresa Gilbride

Theresa Gilbride

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 371-6047


Terri Gilbride joined PNNL in 1986 and works in PNNL's Portland office. Terri supports the U.S. DOE's Building America program. Building America activities include working with DOE’s building science research teams to develop best practices guides for builders and preparing case studies on research projects conducted with residential builders who are applying energy-efficient construction technologies and methods across the United States. Terri has worked on DOE's Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Commercialization Support program and has supported DOE’s Building Technologies program through numerous projects in support of DOE efforts to speed the market introduction and acceptance of advanced energy-efficient technologies in residential and commercial applications.

Before joining the Energy Science and Technology Directorate, Terri worked in PNNL's Communications department where her communications skills were put to work in support of numerous proposal, outreach, and reporting efforts for the Energy and Environment, and Fundamental Sciences directorates. Efforts there included producing annual reports for the Fundamental Sciences Directorate, a siting study for DOE's Global Nuclear Energy Partnership, web sites, NEPA documentation, two winning R&D 100 nominations, and numerous reports and journal articles for Natural Resources and other divisions.

Research Interests

  • Residential Energy-Efficient Design and Construction
  • Building Technologies Energy-Efficiency Assessment & Analysis
  • Market Development and Outreach

Education and Credentials

  • B.A., Communications, University of Washington, 1985

PNNL Publications



  • Antonopoulos C.A., M.C. Baechler, and T.L. Gilbride. 2018. "A Toolbox Necessity: Finding Best Practices in High-Performance Homes with the Building America Solution Center." In 2018 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 12-17, 2018, Pacific Grove, CA. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-134350.
  • Baechler M.C., and T.L. Gilbride. 2018. "Residential Energy Efficiency and the Three Rs: Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery." In ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 12-17, 2018, Pacific Grove, CA, 11-1 - 11-12. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-135786.
  • Gilbride T.L., C.A. Antonopoulos, and M.C. Baechler. 2018. Building America Research Dissemination: FY 2018 Annual Progress Report. PNNL-28104. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Building America Research Dissemination: FY 2018 Annual Progress Report


  • Antonopoulos C.A., M.C. Baechler, and T.L. Gilbride. 2017. "DOE's Solution Center: A Builder's Best Friend." NAHB Now. PNNL-SA-130447.
  • Gilbride T.L. 2017. "BASC adds Code Compliance Brief on Air Sealing Common Walls in Multifamily Buildings." Building America Update Newsletter. PNNL-SA-122907.
  • Gilbride T.L. 2017. "BASC Case Study Library Features Innovative Approaches by Home Builders." Building America Update Newsletter. PNNL-SA-124154.
  • Gilbride T.L. 2017. "DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes." Home Energy. PNNL-SA-125870.


  • Gilbride T.L., and J. Dentz. 2016. "Net Zero Energy Manufactured Homes May Be on their Way." Home Energy Fall 2016. PNNL-SA-129359.
  • Gilbride T.L., and K.A. Cort. 2016. "Low-E Storm Windows Gain Acceptance as a Home Weatherization Measure." Home Energy 33, no. 3:12-17. PNNL-SA-115342.


  • Cole P.C., and T.L. Gilbride. 2015. "Overcoming Codes and Standards Barriers to Innovations in Building Energy Efficiency." Home Energy 35, no. 2:Article No. 2022. PNNL-SA-111599.
  • Gilbride T.L. 2015. "Building America Solution Center Shows Builders How to Save Materials Costs While Saving Energy." Building America Update Newsletter. PNNL-SA-110838.









  • Carlson T.J., J.P. Duncan, T.L. Gilbride, and G. Keilman. 2004. "The Sensor Fish - Making Dams More Salmon-Friendly." Sensors Magazine 21, no. 7:31-34. PNNL-SA-41835.


  • Carlson T.J., J.P. Duncan, and T.L. Gilbride. 2003. "The Sensor Fish: Measuring Fish Passage in Severe Hydraulic Conditions." Hydro Review 22, no. 3:62-69. PNNL-SA-37530.
  • Gilbride T.L. 2003. "New FEDS Software Helps You Design for Maximum Energy Efficiency, Minimum Cost." Partner Update. PNNL-SA-37722.
  • Gilbride T.L. 2003. "They Work But Do They Smell?." Partner Update. PNNL-SA-38008.
  • Hollomon J., and T.L. Gilbride. 2003. "High-Efficiency Rooftop Air Conditioners: Small Commercial ACs Could Add Up to Big Energy Savings." Energy Engineering 100, no. 3:53-65. PNNL-SA-36374.


  • Brodrick J.R., and T.L. Gilbride. 2002. "Focusing on Buyers' Needs: DOE's Emerging Technology Program." Energy Engineering 99, no. 6:18-28 +31-37. PNNL-SA-36152.

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas