Holly Jamesen Carr is in the Building Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy. She is the Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, a collegiate competition, comprising 10 contests, that challenges student teams to design and build highly efficient and innovative zero energy buildings. She also leads the Buildings Upgrade Prize, designed to support the transformation of existing buildings to run on clean energy. Carr has managed DOE’s Better Buildings Alliance and Green Lease Leaders program, both aimed at market transformation in the commercial building sector. While on detail to the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Carr developed the Build it Better program, incentivizing international development construction projects to improve energy and water efficiency and incorporate renewable energy. Previous to her work at DOE, Carr managed dozens of public, private and federal sustainability projects, assisting clients to implement environmentally preferable strategies for building design, construction, and occupancy She is a LEED accredited professional.