Rebecca Olson
Senior Director of Residential and Community Energy

As the senior director of residential and community energy, Rebecca directs activities related to all residential and community based programs and consulting work. She leads a strong team that works across disciplines to bring the most effective energy efficiency solutions to residents, owners and communities.

Rebecca joined CEE in 2012 and has had various roles in the energy efficiency field including energy auditor, building science educator, and program director. She has served on various trades and community related boards like the MN Building Performance Association, the Building Performance Institute's (BPI) Standards Technical Committee, and the Minneapolis Energy Vision Advisory Committee. 

Rebecca has a BA in architecture from the University of Minnesota. 


  • BPI Building Analyst (Test Proctor)


  • Rebecca Olson, Ben Schoenbauer: “Quality Installation and Retro-commissioning of High Efficiency Condensing Boilers.” Research Final Report. MN Department of Commerce. St. Paul, MN.: Conservation Applied Research and Development. (2018).
  • Ben Schoenbauer, David Bohac, Patrick Huelman, Martha Hewett, and Rebecca Olson: “Retrofitting Combined Space and Water Heating Systems: Laboratory Tests.” Building America. Washington, D.C.: Department of Energy. (2012).
Rebecca Olson