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Chrissi Antonopoulos

Chrissi Antonopoulos

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Portland Office
620 SW FIFTH AVE, SUITE #810
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 227-9933

Biography

Chrissi Antonopoulos joined PNNL's Portland office in 2010 and has worked on a broad range of projects ranging from green buildings, residential energy efficiency, appliance efficiency standards and smart grid development. Chrissi is currently an Energy Research Scientist working with the Energy Technology Market Adoption Team to enhance the presence of green technologies in the commercial marketplace.

Current work includes analysis of green building technology diffusion in the commercial building sector, valuation of energy efficient residential homes, and website development for energy efficient programs. Chrissi has lead research tasks focusing on code development for renewable energy technologies, and market forecasting of green building in the commercial sector. Chrissi has a B.S. in Business Administration, and a Master's of Urban Studies with a focus on energy technologies and sustainable development, from Portland State University. She is an active member of local energy efficiency organizations including Oregon BEST, and the Northwest Environmental Business Council, and has been an invited speaker to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.

Research Interests

  • Green Building Research
  • Sustainable Urban Development
  • Commercial and Residential Energy Efficiency
  • Environmental Valuation and Socioeconomic Analysis

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Business and Leadership, Marylhurst University
  • M.U.S., Master of Urban Studies, Energy and Sustainable Development, Portland State University
  • Graduate Certificate, Energy Policy and Management, Portland State University

PNNL Publications

2017

  • Antonopoulos CA, MC Baechler, and TL Gilbride. 2017. "DOE’s Solution Center: A Builder’s Best Friend." NAHB Now (November 7, 2017):,

2014

  • Antonopoulos CA, MC Baechler, and HE Dillon. 2014. "A Drop in the Bucket or a Pebble in a Pond: Commercial Building Partners’ Replication of EEMs Across Their Portfolios." Chapter 3 in 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.The Next Generation: Reaching for High Energy Savings, August 17-22, 2014, Pacific Grove, California, pp. 3-1 - 3-13.  American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Washington DC. 
  • Balducci PJ, CA Antonopoulos, SL Clements, WJ Gorrissen, H Kirkham, KA Ruiz, DL Smith, MR Weimar, C Gardner, and J Varney. 2014. Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report Appendices PNNL-23461, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Madison MC, CA Antonopoulos, ST Dowson, TL Franklin, LC Carlsen, and MC Baechler. 2014. "Accessorizing Building Science - A Web Platform to Support Multiple Market Transformation Programs." In 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 17-22, 2014, Pacific Grove, California, pp. 11-222 - 11-233.  American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Washington DC. 

2013

2012

  • Dillon HE, CA Antonopoulos, AE Solana, BJ Russo, and J Williams. 2012. "Could Building Energy Codes Mandate Rooftop Solar in the Future?" In ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 12-17, 2012, Pacific Grove, California.  American Council of Energy-Efficient Economy, Washington, DC. 
  • Baechler MC, CA Antonopoulos, M Sevigny, TL Gilbride, and MG Hefty. 2012. A Business Case for Home Performance ContractingPNNL-21196, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Livingston OV, HE Dillon, MA Halverson, CA Antonopoulos, MC Madison, and RG Lucas. 2012. "Do We Really Know how Much it Costs to Construct High Performance Buildings?" In 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Fueling Our Future with Efficiency, August 12-17, 2012, Pacific Grove, California, pp. 1-176 - 1-188.  American Council of Energy-Efficient Economy, Washington. 

2011

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