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Alison Delgado

Earth Scientist


Alison Delgado is a Research Scientist at the Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI), a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the University of Maryland at College Park. Her interests focus on policy-relevant global change research, particularly related to adaptation and vulnerability to climate change, and linkages to governance and economic development. Major areas of work have included performing regional assessments of climate change impacts and adaptive capacity; developing indicators that relate vulnerability and resilience to economic, political stability and other societal impacts; supporting countries on analysis of implementation of energy efficiency programs, particularly in the buildings sector; and implementation of best practices for capture and use technologies to mitigate methane emissions in the energy sector.

Currently, Delgado is working with the Vulnerability-Impacts-Adaptation team at JGCRI to assess and develop structured methods and frameworks for analyzing local and regional vulnerabilities to climate change. She was recently appointed to serve for the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) where she helped coordinate the development of six sectoral chapters for the U.S. Third National Climate Assessment, and continues to support USGCRP efforts related to the exploration of scenarios of the future that integrate socioeconomic and environmental information. Alison Delgado holds a degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is completing a M.A. in Global Environmental Policy at American University.

PNNL Publications


  • Rabinowitz H.S., S. Dahodwala, S.N. Baur, and A. Delgado. 2023. "Availability of State-Level Climate Change Projection Resources for use in Site-Level Risk Assessment." Frontiers in Environmental Science 11. PNNL-SA-180244. doi:10.3389/fenvs.2023.1206039


  • Elliott D.B., H.S. Rabinowitz, A. Delgado, and J.A. Rotondo. 2022. "Decarbonization in Climate Resilience Planning." In ACEEE 2022 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 21-26, 2022, Pacific Grove, CA, 11-120 - 11-135. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-171015.
  • Mott A.R., A. Delgado, and M. Evans. 2022. "What, why, and when to go virtual: An international analysis of early adopters of virtual building energy codes inspections." Energy Research and Social Science 94. PNNL-SA-174900. doi:10.1016/j.erss.2022.102874
  • Rabinowitz H.S., A. Delgado, D.B. Elliott, J.A. Rotondo, and M. Whitfield. 2022. "Incorporating climate change into risk-informed resilience planning." In ACEEE 2022 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 21-26, 2022, Pacific Grove, CA, 11-198 - 11-213. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-170960.



  • Stoughton K., W.D. Hunt, A. Delgado, and K.S. Judd. 2020. "Are You Resilient? Site Energy and Water Resilience Indicators." In 2020 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 17-21, 2020, Virtual, 11-271 - 11-282. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-154071.


  • Santos Da Silva S., F.R. Miralles-Wilhelm, R. Muņoz Castillo, L.E. Clarke, C.J. Braun, A. Delgado, and J.A. Edmonds, et al. 2019. "The Paris pledges and the energy-water-land nexus in Latin America: Exploring implications of greenhouse gas emission reductions." PLoS One 14, no. 4:e0215013. PNNL-SA-136697. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0215013


  • Evans M., S. Yu, B. Song, Q. Deng, J. Liu, and A. Delgado. 2014. "Building Energy Efficiency in Rural China." Energy Policy 64. PNNL-SA-95787. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2013.06.040


  • Evans M., B. Shui, and A. Delgado. 2009. "Comparison of International Building Energy Standards." In Energy Conservation Building Code User Guide. H1 - H4. New Delhi:Bureau of Energy Efficiency. PNNL-18314.

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