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Hui Zhang

Researcher, Center for the Built Environment (CBE)
University of California, Berkeley

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Dr. Hui Zhang is a researcher at the Center for the Built Environment (CBE) at UC Berkeley, working on energy efficient approaches for providing thermal comfort in buildings.  She has special expertise in human physiology and thermal comfort in complex and transient environments such as: naturally ventilated buildings, spaces with fans or personal comfort systems, spaces controlling for demand response, automobiles and trains, and the outdoors. She has been doing field and laboratory studies for 20 years to improve the fundamental basis for innovation in the comfort field..  She has been actively involved in ASHRAE Standard activities, and currently is the chair of the research subcommittee for ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.1 ( Physiology and Human Environment). She holds a PhD in building science from the Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley, and an M.S in Architecture  and a B.A. in Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.  In 2004 she received the ASHRAE Ralph Nevins Physiology and Human Environment Award for her PhD dissertation ("Local Thermal Comfort in Asymmetrical and Transient Environments").