Tianzhen Hong

Tianzhen Hong
Computational Staff Scientist/Engineer
(510) 486-7082

Dr. Tianzhen Hong is a Staff Scientist, Principal Investigator, and Deputy Head of the Building Technology Department. He is a registered mechanical engineer in California and a LEED accredited professional. He leads a research team working on a portfolio of projects, focusing on data, methods, modeling and simulation tools, and policy for design and operation of low energy buildings and sustainable urban systems. He is leading the EnergyPlus development at LBNL, was the chief developer and product manager of VisualDOE version 4.0 (a GUI to DOE-2.1E), and was the founding developer of DeST (a building energy modeling program widely used in China). He was a key member of the teams that developed building energy standards for California, ASHRAE and India. He established and chairs the ASHRAE Multidisciplinary Task Group on occupant behavior in buildings. He actively contributed to international collaborations such as the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center on Building Energy Efficiency, IEA EBC Annex 21, 53 and 79, and was a co-Operating Agent of the IEA EBC Annex 66. He received B.Eng. and Ph.D. in HVACR, and B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Tsinghua University, China.

Links

Occupant behavior research, http://behavior.lbl.gov

IEA EBC Annex 66 (2013-2018), http://annex66.org

IEA EBC Annex 79 (2018-2023), http://annex79.iea-ebc.org

ASHRAE Multidisciplinary Task Group on Occupant Behavior in Buildings, ASHRAE MTG.OBB

City Building Energy Saver (CityBES), CityBES.lbl.gov

Commercial Building Energy Saver, http://cbes.lbl.gov

Occupancy Simulator, http://occupancysimulator.lbl.gov

Publications, https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=x5m2zBYAAAAJ&hl=en

 

Related Projects

Publications

Chen, Yixing, Tianzhen Hong, Xuan Luo, and Barry Hooper. "Development of city buildings dataset for urban building energy modeling." Energy and Buildings 183 (2019) 252 - 265.
Wang, Zhe, Tianzhen Hong, and Ruoxi Jia. "Buildings.Occupants: a Modelica package for modelling occupant behaviour in buildings." Journal of Building Performance Simulation (2018) 1 - 12.
Jain, Rajeev, Xuan Luo, Gökhan Sever, Tianzhen Hong, and Charlie Catlett. "Representation and evolution of urban weather boundary conditions in downtown Chicago." Journal of Building Performance Simulation (2018) 1 - 14.

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