Kat A. Donnelly, Ph.D., P.E.



Karlin, B., Ford, R., Sanguinetti, A., Squiers, C., Gannon, J., Rajukumar, M.,  Donnelly, K.A. (2015) Characterization and Potential of Home Energy Management (HEM) Technology, HEMS Report for PG&E.

Donnelly, K. A. (2013) Empowering Consumers to Reduce Residential Energy Waste: Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating the Connecticut Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge. Engineering Systems Division. Cambridge, MA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ph.D.: 255.

Livingston, A., et al. (2012) Technology Solutions and Programmatic Approaches to Support Cost-Effective Strategies for Residential Energy Efficiency, ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.

Ehrhardt-Martinez, K., Laitner, J.A., and Donnelly, K.A. (2011) Beyond the Meter: Enabling Better Home Energy Management. Energy, Sustainability and the Environment. F. P. Sioshansi, Elsevier Direct: 580.

Michaels, H. and Donnelly, K.A.  (2011) Architecting the Consumer Side of the Grid for Energy Efficiency, MIT Energy Innovation Project, MIT Industrial Performance.

Ehrhardt-Martinez, Karen, Donnelly, Kat A., Laitner, Skip (2010) “Energy Savings and Advanced Metering Meta-Analysis: The Effectiveness of New Feedback Mechanisms in Lowering Energy Use”, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Overbrook Foundation, Section author on “Characterizing and Describing Residential Sector Feedback Technologies: Advantages and Disadvantages” (page 22) in American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) publication:  “Energy Savings and Advanced Metering Meta-Analysis: The Effectiveness of New Feedback Mechanisms in Lowering Energy Use”, Overbrook Foundation.

Ehrhardt-Martinez, K., Donnelly, K.A., and Laitner, J.A. (2010) Advanced Metering Initiatives and Residential Feedback Programs: A Meta-Review for Economy-Wide Electricity-Saving Opportunities, American Council for an Energy, Efficient Economy, Overbrook Foundation Washington, D.C.

Presentations & Workshops

Donnelly, K.A. (2016) Practical Applications of Social Science to Drive Sustainable Behavior SPSP Pre-Conference.

Donnelly, K.A. (2014) Accomplished Behavioral Levers, Selection Guidelines, and Multi-Modal Approaches BECC Behavioral Workshop.

Ehrhardt-Martinez, Karen, Donnelly, Kat A., and Dethman, Linda (2014) Stacking the Deck for Highly-Effective Behavioral Policies and Programs: New Strategies, Tools and Insights for Identifying the Biggest Behavioral Opportunities, Selecting the Most Effective Behavioral Levers, and Scaling up Savings. Workshop presented at the 2014 Behavior, Energy, and Climate Conference (BECC), Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C. 2014. Workshop Flyer

Donnelly, K.A. and Bergman, Jessica (2013) Translating behavior change research into consumer action.

Donnelly, K.A. (2010)  Green Ambassadors Behavior Talk MIT Green Ambassadors Fostering Sustainable Behavior Workshop.

Advancing Energy Efficiency and Conservation in Our Homes (2009) Energy Management Technology: Motivate, Enable, and Engage Homeowners to Reduce Energy Usage, CT DPUC.

Affordable Comfort Institute Conference in Portland, OR, (2009), Energy Feedback: Technologies, Applications, and System Interfaces.

Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference, (2008) An Overview of Feedback Tools that Leverage Smart Meters.

MIT Media Lab House-n workshop (2008): Energy Behavior Change + Low-Energy Homes, Integrating Energy Efficiency and Consumer Behavior into the Energy Box Design.

Kirstin Pinit


Publications & Posters

Brooks, B., Pinit, K.,Webster, L., Fischer, L. (2012) Bridging the Training Gap: Development of New Curriculum for the Commissioning Industry, ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.

Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum Poster (2016): Behavior Audits & Employee Engagement Campaigns Solutions to Motivate Energy Savings Through Behavior Change.