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

Tianzhen Hong is a Computational Research Scientist and PI with the Simulation Research Group. He is a registered mechanical engineer in California and a LEED accredited professional. His research focuses on methods and tools for design, operation, maintenance, and human behavior to achieve 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 (former BTP, a building energy simulation program). He is leading a research area of Building Energy Performance Monitoring, Simulation, and Human Behavior under the U.S. – China Clean Energy Research Center for Building Energy Efficiency. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Building Simulation. He is one of the two operating agents of the new IEA EBC Annex 66: Definition and Simulation of Occupant Behavior in Buildings. He is a member of ASHRAE (voting member of SSPC 140 and 205) and IBPSA. He received his B.Eng., M.Eng. and Ph.D. in HVACR from Tsinghua University, China. Before joining LBNL, he worked for Architectural Energy Corporation in San Francisco, Supersymmetry in Singapore, National University of Singapore, and Tsinghua University in Beijing. 

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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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