Tianzhen Hong

Tianzhen Hong

Simulation Research Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R3111
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 90-3088
(510) 486-7082

Dr. Tianzhen Hong is a Staff Scientist and Principal Investigator with the Department of Building Technology and Urban Systems. He is a Deputy Leader of the Simulation Research Group, a registered mechanical engineer in California and a LEED accredited professional. His research focuses on data, methods, 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 is an editorial board member of the Journal of Building Simulation, a member of the COMNET technical committee, and a member of the U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 163. He actively contributed to international collaborations such as IEA ECBCS Annex 21 and 53. He is currently co-leading the IEA EBC Annex 66: Definition and Simulation of Occupant Behavior in Buildings. He received B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, B.Eng. and Ph.D. in HVACR from Tsinghua University, China.

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Publications

2013

Wang, Liping, and Tianzhen Hong. "Modeling and Simulation of HVAC Faulty Operations and Performance Degradation due to Maintenance Issues." In ASim 2012 - 1st Asia conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association., 2013. Download: PDF (253.22 KB)
Hong, Tianzhen, and Hung-Wen Lin. "Occupant Behavior: Impact on Energy Use of Private Offices." In ASim 2012 - 1st Asia conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association.., 2013. Download: PDF (535.77 KB)

2012

Levine, Mark D., Wei Feng, Ke Jing, Tianzhen Hong, and Nan Zhou. "A Retrofit Tool for Improving Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings." In ACEEE 2012 Summer Study. Asilomar, CA, 2012. Download: PDF (996.21 KB)
Lin, Hung-Wen, and Tianzhen Hong. "An In-Depth Analysis of Space Heating Energy Use in Office Buildings." In ACEEE 2012 Summer Study. Asilomar, CA: ACEEE, 2012. Download: PDF (1.27 MB)
Zhu, Dandan, Tianzhen Hong, Da Yan, and Chuang Wang. "Comparative research in building energy modeling programs." In China Annual HVACR Conference. China (in Chinese), 2012.

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