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Chrissi Antonopoulos

Chrissi Antonopoulos

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Biography

Chrissi Antonopoulos is a Senior Analyst in the residential group focusing her work on the advancement of energy- and carbon-neutral buildings. Dr. Antonopoulos’ research is primarily focused on residential buildings, where she supports projects focused on advanced thermal enclosures, indoor air quality, urban heat and wildfire impacts, and assessment of socio-demographics and equity in the residential building sector. Dr. Antonopoulos also leads many technical projects, focused on electrification of residential buildings, user-centered studies, and identification of indicators for sustainability frameworks. She has published studies outlining opportunities for embodied carbon and circular economy perspectives related to building technologies, and techno-economic assessments of advanced building envelopes. Chrissi has a BS in Business Economics, an MS and PhD degrees in Urban Studies from the Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning at Portland State University.

Research Interests

  • Residential Building Science & Indoor Air Quality
  • Techno-economic Study
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy Equity & Socioeconomic Analysis

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Urban Studies, Portland State University
  • M.S., Urban Studies, Portland State University
  • B.S., Business Administration, Marylhurst University

PNNL Publications

2024

  • Antonopoulos C.A., T.L. Fuentes, K.H. McCord, A. Rackley, and S. Biswas. 2024. "Regional assessment of household energy decision-making and technology adoption in the United States." Energy Policy 185. PNNL-SA-189245. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2023.113940
  • McCord K.H., H.E. Dillon, P.K. Gunderson, S. Carlson, A. Phillips, D. Griechen, and C.A. Antonopoulos. 2024. "Strategies for connecting whole-building LCA to the low-carbon design process." Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability 4, no. 1:Art. No. 015002. PNNL-SA-190501. doi:10.1088/2634-4505/ad17ce

2023

2022

  • Antonopoulos C.A., S.I. Rosenberg, H. Zhao, I. Walker, W.W. Delp, W. Chan, and B.C. Singer. 2022. "Mechanical ventilation and indoor air quality in recently constructed U.S. homes in marine and cold-dry climates." Building and Environment 245. PNNL-SA-184132. doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2023.110480
  • Antonopoulos C.A., T.L. Gilbride, E.R. Margiotta, M.K. Cragin, and C.E. Kaltreider. 2022. Guide to Determining Climate Zone by County: Building America and IECC 2021 Updates. PNNL-33270. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. doi:10.2172/1893981.Guide to Determining Climate Zone by County: Building America and IECC 2021 Updates
  • Cort K.A., T.L. Gilbride, C.A. Antonopoulos, K. Ueno, W. White, and J. Elton. 2022. "Case Studies of Residential Façade Upgrades in Four Climate Zones." In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings (Buildings XV), December 5-8, 2022, Clearwater Beach, FL, 112 - 120. Peachtree Corners, Georgia:American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). PNNL-SA-172224.
  • Desjarlais A., A. Aldykiewicz, M. Salonvaara, and C.A. Antonopoulos. 2022. "Developing a Composite Vacuum Insulated Panel (VIP) Insulation/Vinyl Siding Composite Technology for Retrofitting Residential Walls." In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings (Buildings XV), December 5-8, 2022, Clearwater Beach, FL, 204 - 212. Peachtree Corners, Georgia:American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). PNNL-SA-171311.
  • Nagda H., J. Zhang, T.J. Pilet, C.A. Antonopoulos, C.E. Metzger, P.K. Gunderson, and T.D. Ashley, et al. 2022. "Experimental Studies and Energy Modeling for Evaluating Performance of Various Deep Wall Retrofits." In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings (Buildings XV), December 5-8, 2022, Clearwater Beach, FL, 528 - 536. Peachtree Corners, Georgia:American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). PNNL-SA-171684.

2020

  • Antonopoulos C.A., A. Trusty, and V. Shandas. 2020. "The role of building characteristics, demographics, and urban heat islands in shaping residential energy use." City and Environment Interactions 3. PNNL-SA-144554. doi:10.1016/j.cacint.2020.100021
  • Antonopoulos C.A., C.E. Metzger, J. Zhang, M.C. Baechler, A. Desjarlais, P. Huelman, and G. Mosiman. 2020. "Wall Upgrades for Deep Energy Savings in Residential Buildings: Interim Results from a Multi-Year Study." In 5th Residential Building Design and Construction Conference (2020), edited by Ali M. Memari and Sarah Klinetob Lowe, 55-70. University Park, Pennsylvania:Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC) at the Pennsylvania State University. PNNL-SA-147532.
  • Antonopoulos C.A., H.E. Dillon, R. Dzombak, D. Heslam, M. Salzman, P. Kappaz, and S.I. Rosenberg. 2020. "Pushing Green: Leveraging Home Energy Score to Promote Deep-Energy Retrofits in Portland, Oregon." In ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 17, 21, 2020. Virtual, Online, 5-15 - 5-30. Washington, Dc:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-152375.
  • Dillon H., R. Dzombak, J. Padon, and C.A. Antonopoulos. 2020. "Lighting Policy Options to Incentivize the Circular Economy." In 2020 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 17-21, 2020, Virtual, 9-110 - 9-124. Washington, Dc:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-152374.
  • Ganguli S., H. Nagda, C.A. Antonopoulos, J. Zhang, C.E. Metzger, and M.C. Baechler. 2020. "Scaling Deep Energy Retrofits for Residential Walls - Energy, Cost, and Economic Assessment of Five Wall Systems." In ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 17, 21, 2020. Virtual, Online, 5-129 - 5-143. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-152405.
  • Lubliner M., I. Walker, C.A. Antonopoulos, C.E. Metzger, and E. Martin. 2020. "Residential Ventilation Systems." ASHRAE Journal 62, no. 3:70-74. PNNL-SA-150558.
  • Martin E., T. Khan, D. Chasar, J. Sonne, S.I. Rosenberg, C.A. Antonopoulos, and C.E. Metzger, et al. 2020. "Characterization of Mechanical Ventilation Systems in New US Homes: What types of systems are out there and are they functioning as intended?." In ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 17-21, 2020, Virtual, 8-165 - 8-180. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-152373.

2019

  • Dillon H., R. Dzombak, and C.A. Antonopoulos. 2019. "Exergy Analysis of Heating Options for Buildings in the Pacific Northwest." International Journal of Exergy 30, no. 3:275-293. PNNL-SA-147296. doi:10.1504/IJEX.2019.103180
  • Dzombak R., C.A. Antonopoulos, and H. Dillon. 2019. "Balancing Technological Innovation with Waste Burden Minimization: An Examination of the Global Lighting Industry." Waste Management 92. PNNL-SA-140406. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2019.04.037

2018

  • 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.

2017

  • 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.

2014

  • Antonopoulos C.A., M.C. Baechler, and H.E. Dillon. 2014. "A Drop in the Bucket or a Pebble in a Pond: Commercial Building Partners' Replication of EEMs Across Their Portfolios." 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, 3-1 - 3-13. Washington Dc:American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-101204.
  • Madison M.C., C.A. Antonopoulos, S.T. Dowson, T.L. Franklin, L.C. Carlsen, and M.C. 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, 11-222 - 11-233. Washington Dc:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-101292.

2012

  • Dillon H.E., C.A. Antonopoulos, A.E. Solana, B.J. 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. Washington, Dc:American Council of Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-86350.
  • Livingston O.V., H.E. Dillon, M.A. Halverson, C.A. Antonopoulos, M.C. Madison, and R.G. 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, 1-176 - 1-188. Washington:American Council of Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-88090.

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