Ashley Armstrong

Ashley Armstrong

Senior Advisor, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

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, Armstrong 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.

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

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