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Kathleen Judd

Kathleen Judd

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Kathleen Judd is a research lead and Technical Group Manager of PNNL's Buildings & Connected Systems Group. As a research project lead, Kathleen works with agencies to better understand the energy and water efficiency and resilience of buildings, and emphasizes the integrated role of technology, institutional policy, and individual behavior in fostering more resilient sites. She has a keen interest in quickly putting research into practice, and has experience testing and demonstrating methods site resilience and vulnerability assessment, as well as institutional/behavior change approaches, and at a diverse set of federal sites.

As a technical group manager, Kathleen leads a group of 70 research and support professionals working to transform the way building systems are simulated, operated, evaluated, and integrated into surrounding communities. She is responsible for shaping PNNL's commercial buildings research strategy, strengthening group capabilities, supporting the professional development of staff, and promoting collaboration and communication within and beyond the group.

Research Interests

  • Site assessment and planning for energy and water resilience
  • Sustainable building performance assessment
  • Institutional and behavioral change to drive sustainable performance

Education and Credentials

  • M.B.A., Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan
  • M.S., Natural Resource Policy, University of Michigan
  • B.A., Economics, Miami University
  • Member, International Institute of Sustainable Laboratories

PNNL Publications











  • Judd K.S., C. Judd, J.A. Engel-Cox, T. Gulbransen, M.G. Anderson, D.L. Woodruff, and R.M. Thom, et al. 2007. Gulf of Mexico Regional Collaborative Final Report. PNNL-17180. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Gulf of Mexico Regional Collaborative Final Report
  • Mahadevan K., H.J. Stone, K.S. Judd, and D.D. Paul. 2007. "Identification and Characterization of Three Near-Term Direct Hydrogen PEM Fuel Cell Markets." ECS Transactions 5, no. 1:843-856. PNWD-SA-7710.



  • Geffen C.A., and K.S. Judd. 2004. "Innovation through Initiatives -- A Framework for Building New Capabilities in Public Sector Research Organizations." Journal of Engineering and Technology Management. JET-M 21, no. 4:281-306. PNNL-SA-37895.
  • Lesperance A.M., K.S. Judd, and N.S. Peterson. 2004. "International Cooperation on Environmental Issues in the Puget Sound/Georgia Basin: What Environmental Issues Could Threaten Regional Security?." In 2003 Georgia Basin/Puget Sound Resarch Conference Proceedings. Olympia, Washington:Puget Sound Action Team. PNNL-SA-38989.

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