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Cheryn Metzger

Cheryn Metzger

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Cheryn Metzger has worked at PNNL since 2014. Mrs. Metzger primarily supports the Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Technologies Office and focuses on large scale energy efficiency programs in residential and commercial buildings.

Prior to joining PNNL, Mrs. Metzger worked for NREL as an engineer and research coordinator for the Building America Program. In addition to overseeing dozens of projects related to minimizing the risks of highly energy efficient buildings, Cheryn specialized in developing simulation and field test protocols for a wide range of stakeholders. Mrs. Metzger has also supported a variety of efforts related to translating fundamental research results into information suited for general audiences. She has enjoyed organizing market transformation efforts such as outreach programs, website development and multi-track technical conferences.

Research Interests

  • Energy Efficiency Program Design and Implementation
  • End-user Focused Program Management
  • Whole Building Performance Measurement
  • National Scale Simulation and Field Protocols

Education and Credentials

  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of San Diego
  • B.A. Liberal Arts, University of San Diego
  • Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

PNNL Publications




  • Cort K.A., J.A. McIntosh, C.E. Metzger, T.D. Ashley, and G.P. Sullivan. 2018. "Completing the Connected Home with Smart Window Shades." In ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 12-17, 2018, Pacific Grove, CA, 12-1 - 12-12. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-135343.
  • Cort K.A., J.A. McIntosh, G. Sullivan, T.D. Ashley, C.E. Metzger, and N. Fernandez. 2018. Testing the Performance and Dynamic Control of Energy-Efficient Cellular Shades in the PNNL Lab Homes. PNNL-27663 Rev 1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Metzger C.E., J. Zhang, J. Winkler and J. Maguire. 2018. "Are Ducted Mini-Splits Worth It?." ASHRAE Journal 60, no. 2:22-31. PNNL-26834.
  • Metzger C.E., S. Rashkin, and A.W. Wagner. 2018. "At the Core: Fundamental Building Science Education Matters More Than Building Type." In 4th Residential Building Design Construction Conference, February 28-March 1, 2018, State College, PA, edited by AM Memari and SK Lowe, 96-102. State College, Pennsylvania:Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC). PNNL-SA-129292.




Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas