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Axel Pearson

Axel Pearson

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Axel Pearson joined PNNL in 2022 as an Energy Efficiency Project Manager, supporting the Energy Efficiency Technologies team with a focus on energy efficient lighting and controls. Prior to PNNL, Axel worked for the DesignLights Consortium leading the Solid-State Lighting Program and developing DLC's technical requirements. Axel also has experience with codes and standards development, lighting auditing, utility incentive programs, and energy education. Axel holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado in Environmental Studies, a master's degree in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco and is Lighting Certified by the NCQLP.

Research Interests

  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Building and lighting controls
  • Project management
  • Sustainability and climate change
  • Energy equity

Education and Credentials

  • B.A., Environmental Studies, University of Colorado
  • M.S., Environmental Management, University of San Francisco
  • Lighting Certified (LC), National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP)
  • Certified Product Manager (CPM), Association of International Product Marketing & Management (AIPMM)

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas