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Holly Jamesen Carr – Solar Decathlon

Posted on August 27th

Holly Jamesen Carr is the Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, a collegiate competition, comprising 10 contests, that challenges student teams to design and build high-performance, low-carbon buildings powered by renewables. Ms. Carr has also managed DOE’s Better Buildings Alliance, a voluntary energy efficiency partnership involving over 200 organizations and over 11 billion square feet of U.S. building space across commercial office, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, retail, food service and grocery sectors. Ms. Carr led tenant energy efficiency efforts at DOE, redesigning DOE’s Green Lease Leaders program. While on detail to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in 2018, Ms. Carr developed the Build it Better program, incentivizing international development construction projects to improve efficiency and incorporate renewable energy into design. Previous to her work at DOE, Ms. Carr managed dozens of public, private and federal sustainability projects, assisting clients to implement environmentally preferable strategies for building design, construction, and occupancy. She is a LEED accredited professional, a certified energy manager, and an EDGE Expert

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