Vestal Tutterow

Vestal Tutterow

Technology Researcher III
(703) 346-3533


Vestal Tutterow is a program manager in the High Tech and Industrial Systems Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  He has an extensive background in energy management and energy efficiency in both the industrial and commercial sectors. 

Mr. Tutterow currently manages a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program encouraging increased implementation of combined heat and power systems.  He has assisted in the development and implementation of a number of DOE programs and initiatives, such as Motor Challenge, Compressed Air Challenge, Better Plants, and Superior Energy Performance.  Vestal’s thirty-five years of experience also includes engineering and management positions with an Army research lab, the Defense Logistics Agency, and the nonprofit Alliance to Save Energy, as well as with energy consulting firms.  Areas of expertise include program management, technical publications development, and stakeholder engagement.

Mr. Tutterow has a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University, a master’s in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, and a sustainability-focused executive master’s in Natural Resources from Virginia Tech.  He is a registered Professional Engineer, a Certified Energy Manager, a Certified Practitioner in Energy Management Systems, and a Certified International Sustainability Consultant.

Curriculum Vitae



Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Duke University, 1981
Systems Management, Master of Science, University of Southern California, 1985
Natural Resources, Master of Science, Virginia Tech, 2014


2017 Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement: Societal Impact -  April 03rd 2018

For research of barriers limiting adoption of ISO 50001 energy management business practices and development of the ISO 50001 energy and CO2 impacts methodology, which resulted in national and corporate commitments at Clean Energy Ministerial meetings and national efficiency programs.