Shelley Kwok is an experienced modeler with a background in utilizing software to illustrate complex data sets. Since joining Synapse, she has developed Excel-based spreadsheet models to conduct cash flow and unit commitment analyses, and has performed electric sector capacity expansion modeling. She also has contributed to reports and comments analyzing numerous Integrated Resource Planning processes across the United States and Canada. Recently, she has been involved in assessing low-income energy efficiency program design and performance in New York and California.
Ms. Kwok is also a co-developer of Synapse’s Building Decarbonization Calculator (BDC), which is a Python-based stock flow model used to quantify the impact of changes in heating system turnover on heating system stock and energy consumption.
Prior to joining Synapse, Ms. Kwok was an energy researcher at Tufts University, where she used Python to aggregate and model data on residential solar installment, and worked to quantify the impact of installing distributed PV with optimized rooftop orientation. While working as an intern at Integral Group, an Oakland-based green building consulting firm, Ms. Kwok used her modeling expertise to assess energy efficiency measures and technologies, and used this information to advise clients. While at Integral, she collaborated with colleagues to design sustainable HVAC systems to be used in Net-Zero Energy and LEED-Certified buildings.
She graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.