Lauren Ross


Director, Local Policy

Lauren Ross oversees ACEEE’s work related to local implementation of energy efficiency. Her research concentrates on the nexus of affordable housing, energy efficiency, and cities. She is the lead on ACEEE’s work to improve policies and expand utility programs to improve the energy efficiency of low-income and multifamily households. She joined ACEEE in 2014.

Prior to joining ACEEE, Lauren was a fellow in the Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development where she worked on identifying best practices and policies to further sustainable housing and cities throughout the United States and internationally.  

In 2016, Lauren received her PhD in Urban Sociology from Temple University. She earned a master of arts in Urban Sociology from the George Washington University and bachelors of arts in political science from the University of Delaware.


  • Local and community energy policies and programs
  • Affordable housing
  • Community and economic development
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