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Kathleen Judd

Kathleen Judd

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Kathleen Judd is the Deputy Director of PNNL's Electricity Infrastructure & Buildings Division (EI&BD), a research organization of more than 400 staff members in six technical groups focused on accelerating the transition to a decarbonized, efficient, and resilient energy system. Kathleen partners with the division leadership team to shape the division’s research strategy, organization, and operations, with a focus on recruiting and optimized workforce planning, mentoring and career development programs, maintaining advanced research facilities and equipment, and fostering a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace.

As a research leader, Katheen has emphasized the integrated role of technology, institutional policy, and individual behavior to achieve energy efficiency and resilience objectives. During her tenure at PNNL, Kathleen has worked with various federal agencies on planning for energy- and water-efficient, resilient buildings through institutional change efforts. She has also been a technical advisor for PNNL's own campus sustainability efforts, including its Net Zero Emissions and Energy Resilient Operations (NZERO) initiative, which aims to transition PNNL to 24/7 carbon-free energy operations while using PNNL's campuses as a research testbed for novel technologies and control methods.

Research Interests

  • Site assessment and planning for energy and water resilience
  • Sustainable building performance assessment
  • Institutional and behavioral change to drive sustainable performance

Education and Credentials

  • M.B.A., Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan
  • M.S., Natural Resource Policy, University of Michigan
  • B.A., Economics, Miami University
  • Member, International Institute of Sustainable Laboratories

PNNL Publications


  • Stoughton K., W.D. Hunt, A. Delgado, and K.S. Judd. 2020. "Are You Resilient? Site Energy and Water Resilience Indicators." In 2020 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 17-21, 2020, Virtual, 11-271 - 11-282. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-154071.
  • Urban A.B., E. Keysar, K.S. Judd, A. Srivastava, C. Thompson, M. Case, and A. Zhivov. 2020. "Energy Master Planning for Resilient Public Communities-Best Practices from U.S. Military Installations." In 2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference, 126, 828-848. PNNL-SA-155965.




  • Mahadevan K., H.J. Stone, K.S. Judd, and D.D. Paul. 2007. "Identification and Characterization of Three Near-Term Direct Hydrogen PEM Fuel Cell Markets." ECS Transactions 5, no. 1:843-856. PNWD-SA-7710.


  • Geffen C.A., and K.S. Judd. 2004. "Innovation through Initiatives -- A Framework for Building New Capabilities in Public Sector Research Organizations." Journal of Engineering and Technology Management. JET-M 21, no. 4:281-306. PNNL-SA-37895.
  • Lesperance A.M., K.S. Judd, and N.S. Peterson. 2004. "International Cooperation on Environmental Issues in the Puget Sound/Georgia Basin: What Environmental Issues Could Threaten Regional Security?." In 2003 Georgia Basin/Puget Sound Resarch Conference Proceedings. Olympia, Washington:Puget Sound Action Team. PNNL-SA-38989.

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas