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Scott Brown

Scott Brown

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Scott Brown joined PNNL in February 2010 as an engineer in the Electricity Infrastructure and Buildings Division. Scott provides research and analysis support for a variety of projects involving energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy. His focus over the past year has been energy efficiency assessments for the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve. Scott's prior work on Department of Defense projects includes water efficiency assessments in support of the U.S. Army's Net Zero Initiative and renewable energy feasibility studies for the U.S. Air Force.

In addition to his work on Department of Defense projects, Scott performs data collection, analysis, and report writing in support of multiple programs within the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. He has also assisted with the computer modeling of energy use in the U.S. industrial sector. Prior to joining PNNL as a full-time staff member, Scott worked as an intern for two summers in PNNL's Energy Policy and Economics Group. As a student at Washington State University, Scott was active in the University Honors College and served as the President of the WSU Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) chapter.

Research Interests

  • Facility Energy and Water Efficiency Assessments
  • Renewable Energy Projects (e.g., Biomass, Waste-to-Energy, and Landfill Gas)
  • Evaluating the Impacts (e.g., Energy Savings and Emissions Reductions) of Energy-Efficient Technologies

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Washington State University

PNNL Publications



  • Weakley SA, and SA Brown. 2011. Pathways to Commercial Success: Technologies and Products Supported by the Fuel Cell Technologies ProgramPNNL-20709, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Weakley SA, and SA Brown. 2011. "U.S. Department of Energy's Industrial Technologies Program and Its Impacts." In Proceedings of the 33rd Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC 2011), May 17-19, 2011, New Orleans, Louisiana, pp. Paper No. ESL-IE-11-05-29.  Texas Engineering Experiment Station, College Station, TX. 


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