Anna LaRue – Principal

Anna LaRue is a Founder and Principal of Resource Refocus LLC. Previously, she was a Senior Regulatory Analyst with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) in charge of the Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Pilot Program to support ZNE development in California. She has been an architectural program coordinator with the PG&E Pacific Energy Center, an instructor for Boston Architectural College, and researched demand response technology through the UC Berkeley Center for the Built Environment. Ms. LaRue earned a Master of Science in Architecture with a concentration in Building Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in Physics from Smith College.


Carrie Brown, Ph.D. – Senior Technical Consultant

Carrie Brown is a Senior Technical Consultant at Resource Refocus LLC. Previously, she was an Associate Technical Director in Building Science at the Heschong Mahone Group, which merged with TRC Energy Solutions. There, she focused on building simulation and energy policy research, with an emphasis on Zero Net Energy (ZNE) in commercial, residential, and multifamily buildings. Carrie was also the first building technology specialist at Retroficiency and a research assistant at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where her research included optimization methods, thermal comfort and productivity studies, demand response technologies, HVAC technologies and controls, and distributed generation models. Carrie is  currently on the Steering Committee for the 2015 ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference, and she previously chaired the Scientific Committee for the 2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA Building Simulation Conference. Dr. Brown earned a Ph.D. in Building Technology from MIT, a Master of Science in Architecture with a concentration in Building Science from UCB, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from MIT.


Margaret Pigman – Technical Consultant

Margaret Pigman is a Technical Consultant at Resource Refocus LLC. Previously, she was a Graduate Student Researcher at the Center for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley. Her research focused on occupant behavior and thermal comfort in naturally ventilated, mixed mode, and air conditioned office buildings. She enjoys creating visualizations that allow people to explore and learn from data. Margaret earned a Master of Science in Architecture with a concentration in Building Science from UC Berkeley and a B.A. in Physics from Williams College.