PhD student in Building Science


Center for the Built Environment
390 Wurster Hall #1839, Berkeley CA 94720-1839

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Chitra Nambiar is a PhD student in the Department of Architecture’s Building Science, Technology and Sustainability program. She has a Master of Science in Sustainable Architecture from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Bachelors degree in Architecture from the University of Kerala, India. She is also a researcher at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and is a technical contributor to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Energy Codes Program. She previously worked at Noresco, contributing to the research and development of Title-24, California Building Energy Standards. Her expertise includes building science, physics-based large-scale simulation, and analytical methods to analyze the impact of scaling building technologies at national and state levels. She is interested in researching the synergistic relationship between occupants and building systems in reducing building carbon footprint.