Ellen Carlson



BS Physics and Growth and Structure of Cities, Haverford College

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Ellen Carlson joined Synapse in 2022 as a Research Associate. She performs research and analysis—both quantitative and qualitative—on topics such as energy efficiency, building decarbonization, the future of natural gas, and energy justice. 

Prior to joining Synapse, Ms. Carlson worked at NREL’s Cold Climate Housing Research Center on the Thermalize Juneau effort, Alaska’s first Thermalize campaign. There, she analyzed expected participant economic and energy outcomes from heat pump installation and facilitated campaign outreach and implementation. Other previous experience includes work on wall moisture resilience in remote Alaska and building energy simulation.

Ellen holds a B.S. in Physics and Growth and Structure of Cities from Haverford College.