Dr. Rongpeng Zhang is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is an Energy Modeler and Mechanical Engineer with his primary research focusing on the energy prediction and management for smart building/urban systems, building energy/lighting/acoustic performance modeling and simulation, and advanced HVAC system control. He is a key investigator in several current projects in the lab, including EnergyPlus new feature development, advanced VRF-HR system control, modeling of HVAC operational faults, demand response quick assessment tool (DRQAT) for refrigerated warehouses, and SMB Toolkit development.
Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. in Building Performance and Diagnostics program at Carnegie Mellon University, where his research focused on the dynamic optimization of integrated HVAC operation, and development of web-based information technology infrastructures and regulatory repositories for green building codes (iCodes). He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Built Environment and Facilities Engineering at Tongji University.