Tianzhen Hong

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

Dr. Tianzhen Hong is a Senior Scientist, Principal Investigator, and Deputy Head of the Building Technologies Department. He leads the Urban Systems Group and 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. 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, 66, 79, and 81. He was co-Operating Agent of Annex 66 and co-lead of Subtask 3 of Annex 79. One of his software toolkit, CBES, won the 2019 R&D 100 Award. He received B.Eng. and Ph.D. in HVACR, and B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Tsinghua University, China.

Links

Urban Systems Research

Urban Systems Group, http://UrbanSystems.lbl.gov 

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

Occupant Behavior Research

LBNL, http://behavior.lbl.gov

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

IEA EBC Annex 79 (2018-2023): Occupant-centric building design and operation

IEA EBC Annex 66 (2013-2018): Definition and simulation of occupant behavior in buildings

IEA EBC Annex 53 (2008-2013): Total Energy Use in Buildings: Analysis & Evaluation Methods

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

Building Energy Modeling and Analysis Tools

Commercial Building Energy Saver: California version, http://cbes.lbl.gov; National version,http://cbespro.lbl.gov

EnergyPlus, http://energyplus.net

Publications

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

 

Related Projects

Publications

Hong, Tianzhen, Yixing Chen, Xuan Luo, Na Luo, and Sang Hoon Lee. "Ten questions on urban building energy modeling." Building and Environment 168 (2020) 106508.
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, Mary Ann Piette, and Marco Pritoni. "Inferring occupant counts from Wi-Fi data in buildings through machine learning." Building and Environment 158 (2019) 281 - 294.
Hong, Tianzhen, and Sang Hoon Lee. "Integrating physics-based models with sensor data: An inverse modeling approach." Building and Environment 154 (2019) 23 - 31.

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