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Gabe Arnold

Gabe Arnold

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Gabe joined PNNL as a Sr. Lighting Research Engineer in January of 2020. Gabe has over 20 years of experience in the lighting and energy efficiency industries improving technology performance and accelerating technology adoption. He is a principal investigator on the advanced lighting team supporting the U.S. DOE's Lighting R&D and Commercial Buildings Integration programs, focusing on development and deployment of emerging lighting and building technologies.

Research Interests

  • Connected Lighting Systems Integration
  • Zero Energy and Grid-interactive buildings
  • Embodied Carbon and Sustainability
  • Germicidal Ultraviolet Systems

Education and Credentials

  • B.S. Engineering (electrical specialty), Colorado School of Mines
  • Professional Engineer (PE), State of Vermont
  • Lighting Certified (LC), NCQLP

Affiliations and Professional Service


PNNL Publications


  • Vossos V., D. Gerber, M. Gaillet-Tournier, B. Nordman, R. Brown, W. Bernal, and O. Ghatpande, et al. 2022. "Adoption Pathways for DC Power Distribution in Buildings." Energies 15, no. 3:786. PNNL-SA-163869. doi:10.3390/en15030786

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas