Tianzhen Hong is a Scientist and PI with the Simulation Research Group of the US DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), USA. He has more than 20 years of industry and academic experience in building energy efficiency, building energy standards, building performance simulation, and efficient HVAC systems. Hong has AN extensive experience in developing, managing, and using building energy software. He was the Chief Developer and Product Manager of VisualDOE versions 3 and 4. He was the Coauthor of CodeComp and EnvStd, two computer programs for building energy code compliance. He was the founding developer of DeST. Hong is also a Key Member of the EnergyPlus development team. Hong contributed to the IEA ECBCS Research Programs (Annex 21, 25, and 53). One of his current research projects focuses on describing and modeling behaviors of building occupants and operators to study their impacts on building energy performance and further provide insights into the design and operation of buildings to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Hong contributed to the development of building energy standards for California, ASHRAE, and India. He is currently leading the US side in the research area of building energy monitoring and simulation under the US-China Clean Energy Research Center for Building Energy Efficiency. Hong is a Voting Member of ASHRAE SPC 205 and SSPC 140. He is an Editorial Member of Journal of Building simulation and Journal of Conference Papers in Energy. He is a Member of COMNET Technical Committee. Hong received the B.Eng. degree, M.S. degree, Ph.D. degree, and B.S. degree in applied mathematics and many top awards from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
Biography Updated on 18 August 2013