As technical manager, Lauren researches and prototypes exciting, innovative, and efficient technologies and services for utility customers, with a focus on controlled environment agriculture (CEA) and underserved communities.
Most recently, Lauren was an emerging technologies and services manager at Efficiency Vermont. She has researched and designed initiatives for lighting, controls, refrigeration, consumer electronics, and CEA operations. She has consulted across the country on customer-centric program design and CEA and has published papers on several emerging technologies. Lauren has presented at national conferences including ACEEE, AESP, DesignLights Consortium, DOE Better Buildings Summit, HortiCann Light + Tech, Indoor Agriculture Energy Solutions, E Source, Efficiency Exchange, and Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships.
Outside of work, Lauren enjoys teaching at-risk youth how to snowboard through the Burton CHILL program. She loves Vermont’s beautiful seasons, and participates in many outdoor activities including paddleboarding, gardening, hiking, camping, horseback riding, lacrosse, running, and splitboarding. Lauren is a lover of live music and animals, especially her shy (but loud) rescue hound, Prudence, named after the Beatles song, Dear Prudence.