Head and shoulders portrait of Ashley Armstrong

Ashley Armstrong is a Senior Advisor for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In her role, Ashley provides oversight to DOE’s Appliance Standards Program, appliance equipment testing, and DOE’s work on energy efficiency and clean energy use related to the built environment. Ashley has focused her career on energy efficiency and buildings, and most recently served as the Director of Regulatory and Technology Policy at A. O. Smith Corporation. In that role, Ashley advised senior management on a wide range of policy issues, including efficiency trends, building codes, decarbonization, and voluntary programs to advance public policy goals, drive business certainty, and bring new technologies to market.

From 2010 to 2018, Ashley led the DOE Appliance Standards Program’s test procedure rulemakings, compliance testing program, and ENERGY STAR product efforts.  Ashley also previously served as DOE’s representative for the Appliance Standards Advisory Committee, which aims to facilitate consensus building with stakeholders. 

Ashley holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.