Adam Hasz is a project manager in the Building Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy. In this role Adam works on strategic planning and project management for the DOE's Advanced Building Construction (ABC) Initiative, an R&D and market transformation effort working to integrate zero-carbon solutions into U.S. construction and renovation practices. The ABC Initiative envisions a future where all U.S. buildings are (1) high-performance and zero-carbon, (2) constructed or renovated with minimum onsite assembly time and disruption, and (3) affordable and appealing to building owners, investors, and tenants.
Adam originally joined the Department of Energy as a Science, Technology, and Policy Fellow in 2018. During his fellowship, he helped to design and launch the ABC Initiative and helped frame the BTO FY19 ABC FOA retrofit R&D topic. Adam also helped launch BTO projects to measure the embodied energy of building technologies and to provide energy-efficiency technical assistance to Puerto Rico and other jurisdictions recovering from natural disasters.
Prior to joining DOE, Adam earned a master's degree in city planning from the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning. During graduate school, Adam was awarded fellowships from the Switzer Foundation and E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), which supported his master's thesis research on the potential for energy-efficiency investments to reduce inequality within Massachusetts. Prior to graduate school, Adam worked in clean energy advocacy and served as an NGO delegate to the COP21 UN climate negotiations in Paris.