Erin Harbin

Erin Harbin

Principal Administrator: Building Technology & Urban Systems Division
Program Manager 2


Erin Harbin is the Business Manager for the Building Technology & Urban Systems Division of the Energy Technologies Area at Berkeley Lab. She serves as a member of the division leadership team to provide program management and operations leadership to BTUS Leaders and principal investigators with new and existing research or operations, programs, projects and initiatives funded by the Department Of Energy (DOE) and non-DOE sponsors. She oversees daily administrative and business operations in the Division. In addition, Erin is a champion of Inclusion - Diversity - Equity - Accountability and serves as the Co-chair to the ETA IDEA Working Group and participates in various IDEA related committees at Berkeley Lab. Erin holds an M.B.A. from Mills College, Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business.


M.B.A., Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business, Mills College, 2012
B.A., Business Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2004


Spot: Erin Harbin, Tianzhen Hong, Joshua Kace, Kaiyu Sun, Peter Therkelsen -  May 17th 2023

For outstanding planning and execution of the 2023 BTUS Strategic Retreat

Spot: Rachel Foushee, Erin Harbin, Katie Kirbus -  October 19th 2022

For successfully coordinating funding, logistics and administrative procedures to allow tens of people to attend ACEEE summer study 2022.

Spot: Erin Harbin -  February 2nd 2022

For outstanding support preparing the BTO FY22 AOP.

Spot: Gerald Robinson, Max Wei, Doug Black, Erin Harbin -  April 26th 2021

For the team's extraordinary efforts in the successful development and submission of the CEC EPIC Mobile Renewable Backup Generation (MORBUGS) proposal.

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Spot: Brendon Smith, Erin Harbin, Ellen Thomas -  March 4th 2021

For exceptional collaborative contributions to the successful CalFlexHub proposal submission and $16M award.

Spot: Erin Harbin -  November 8th 2019

Thank you Erin, for your amazing creativity, hard work, organization and persistence in getting the BTUS remodel done!

Spot: Erin Harbin -  August 29th 2019

For leadership in ETA's Diversity and Inclusion efforts including serving as chair of the DEI Working Group.

Spot: Erin Beardsley and Allison Huey -  January 23rd 2017

For terrific logistic and graphic support for the 2017 Lab Director's Review.

Spot: Erin Beardsley -  December 16th 2016

For careful planning and attention to detail in carrying out of a series of complicated moves of key staff.