Virginie Letschert is a researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with over a decade of experience in energy efficiency policy analysis and international program development. At Berkeley Lab, Virginie leads international collaborations and country technical assistance activities, working closely with experts and policymakers in order to raise the ambition of energy efficiency programs around the world.
In IES, Virginie has been involved since 2010 as one of the core technical experts on the “Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment” initiative. In this capability, she has led technical assistance activities in Indonesia, Chile, and Argentina, and supported activities in South Africa, ECOWAS and Mexico.
Prior to this, Virginie’s analytical tools supported the development of U.S appliance efficiency standards for the U.S. Department of Energy. Virginie is also the lead developer of LBNL’s PAMS model, which she has used to provide trainings on technical analysis to support standards and labeling programs for key country partners. Finally, Virginie’s early research is foundational to the BUENAS model and has been featured in IPCC Buildings chapter. Virginie holds a master in Energy and Environmental Engineering from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in France. She joined LBNL in 2004.