Lowell Ungar

Director of Federal Policy

Lowell Ungar leads the federal policy program at ACEEE. He develops legislative proposals, builds stakeholder and policymaker support for them, promotes administrative actions under existing authorities, and analyzes existing and proposed policies and programs. He has worked on policies in all economic sectors and often leads cross-cutting research on potential policy impacts. He joined ACEEE in 2013.

Prior to joining ACEEE, Lowell was director of policy at the Alliance to Save Energy. He played a key role in enacting legislation on building energy codes, appliance efficiency standards, tax incentives, funding, federal energy management, and other areas. He also co-wrote reports mostly on buildings and utility policy issues. Before working at the Alliance he was a legislative aide in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.

Lowell earned a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Chicago and a BS in chemistry with distinction and with honors in humanities from Stanford University.


  • Federal energy policies
  • Policy development, advocacy, and analysis
  • Buildings and utilities policies
  • Tax incentives and government funding
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