Eric Werling is national director for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building America program. He is a recognized expert in residential energy efficiency, indoor air quality (IAQ), and the building sciences. Since 2011, he has worked with more than 20 Building America partnership teams and four DOE national laboratories to transform building science knowledge and innovations into proven best practices for the housing industry. A 2018 independent analysis estimated that Americans save over $30 for every $1 spent on Building America research. Eric and the Building America program are currently focused on healthy, efficient home technologies, improving construction productivity, bringing deep energy retrofits to scale, and emerging technologies that can make our homes smarter and more resilient.
Prior to his DOE service, Eric served the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he launched the Indoor airPLUS program in 2009. From 1995 to 2004 he was with ICF Consulting, where he helped EPA develop and implement the successful ENERGY STAR for New Homes program.
Eric began his adult life as an E-2C Hawkeye Naval Flight Officer aboard the USS Kitty Hawk and USS Ranger, based in San Diego, California.
Eric holds a master's degree in architectural engineering and an MBA, both from Penn State University, and a bachelor of science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy. Eric currently serves on the ASHRAE Residential Buildings Committee and the ASHRAE Standard 62.2 Committee, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Residential Buildings.
In his spare time, Eric is an amateur musician with the Red, White, & Blues (Loudoun County, Virginia) and the Building Science Boogie Band (wherever music and building science meet).