SEMINAR: Measuring PV technical potential, financial feasibility, and associated societal benefits for educational institutions in the United States
Ph.D. student, Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University
Nichole Hanus is a PhD student in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research employs behavioral decision sciences and engineering analysis to characterize commercial building energy efficiency investments, utility rate payer accountability strategies, and distributed generation resources on educational buildings. Her work is inspired by her professional experience in energy efficiency consulting at Sieben Energy Associates (Chicago, IL). She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Renewable and Clean Energy from the University of Dayton. Nichole’s undergraduate research examined how information can augment community-based energy conservation. Formerly, she was a visiting scholar at ETH in the Department of Environmental Systems Science and she is currently hosted by Christopher Payne as a visiting research affiliate at LBNL in the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division. Nichole holds a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.