Senior Scientific Engineering Associate
Heidi Fuchs conducts collaborative research to support climate and water resilience across multiple subject domains. She helps lead the Industrial Application team's energy management systems research portfolio, with current projects including:
Understanding behavioral and organizational change at companies implementing energy management systems and communicating their benefits with the aim of increasing their uptake as a path to decarbonization;
Advancing knowledge about the risks and resilience of manufacturing water supplies;
Advising colleagues on applying social science research methods to various energy-related research questions; and
Serving on LBNL's Human Subjects Committee.
Heidi received her M.S. in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley, focusing on interdisciplinary approaches to investigating the social dimensions of environmental change and adaptation. Before this, she worked for five years in various capacities in the environmental field in California, south India, Washington, DC, Massachusetts, and Texas, gaining experience in energy and environmental research, policy, and advocacy, water resources and access, geographic information systems, and land management.
M.S., Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley
B.A., European Studies, Amherst College
Certificate with Distinction in Project Management, UC Berkeley Extension
Characterizing manufacturing wastewater in the United States for the purpose of analyzing energy requirements for reuse
Identification of drivers, benefits, and challenges of ISO 50001 through case study content analysis
Methodology for the national water savings models– indoor residential and commercial/institutional products, and outdoor residential products
Methodology for the National Water Savings and Spreadsheet: Indoor Residential and Commercial/Institutional Products, and Outdoor Residential Products