Zach Berzolla

Zach is a PhD student in the Building Technology program at MIT. His current research is focused on helping communities meet their Greenhouse Gas emissions reduction goals through energy efficiency and renewable energy technology pathway modeling at the urban-scale. Zach received a M.S. in Building Technology from MIT, a B.E. in Energy Systems from Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering and a B.A. in Physics from Middlebury College. He's been nerding out about buildings since high school and got his first taste of buildings-related research working in the Commercial Buildings Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO. When he's not at his desk Zach can be found skiing, sailing, baking, or reading a book.  

Areas of Interest
Alternative Energy, Building Energy, Climate Change, Daylighting, Machine Learning, Sustainability


2021 - Present
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology