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Kate Donaldson

Kate Donaldson is an associate director at Cadeo, where she brings eight years of experience in analysis and energy technology. Kate leads research projects that involve both qualitative and quantitative data analysis including modeling energy consumption in the non-residential lighting market. Her background in energy policy informs her evaluation approach and allows her to add context to her client’s efforts. Kate’s extensive experience managing market characterization and research projects in the non-residential lighting market focuses on emerging products and forecasting market trends to inform savings estimates.

Prior to joining Cadeo, Kate worked in government affairs for Daikin U.S. Corporation. There, she supported the company’s North American manufacturing efforts by tracking compliance with federal and state standards on energy efficiency and refrigerant use. Kate holds a B.A. in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia and an M.S. in Commerce from UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce.


  • Market Research
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Stakeholder Communications
  • Project Management