Deirdre Carter


Deirdre Carter, P.E, has more than 15 years of consulting engineering and energy management experience. She is the Energy and Sustainability Manager at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where she works to decarbonize Berkeley Lab through operational building efficiency, ongoing commissioning, energy efficient new construction, electrification of building heating systems, and renewable energy procurement. Deirdre is the coordinator for Berkeley Lab's “smart labs” program, which is called the Integrated Laboratory Airflow Management (ILAM) program.

Prior to joining Berkeley Lab, she was a Mechanical Engineer at Taylor Engineers, where she designed energy efficient HVAC systems for high profile buildings, including the SFMOMA museum and a county crime lab; performed building energy modeling; worked on measurement based retro-commissioning (MBCx) utility programs for existing buildings; and researched new measures for Title 24, California’s building energy efficiency standard.

Deirdre holds a M.S. from Stanford University and B.S.E. from Duke University, both in Civil and Environmental Engineering. She also serves on the Duke University Undergraduate Advisory Board for Civil and Environmental Engineering. She is a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer with the state of California.