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 Building Technology and Urban Systems Division. 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.

This publications database is an ongoing project, and not all Division publications are represented here yet.




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.


Zhu, Dandan, Chuang Wang, Da Yan, and Tianzhen Hong. "A Comparison of DeST and EnergyPlus." In China HVAC Simulation Conference. Beijing, 2011.


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