Dr. Tianzhen Hong is a Staff Scientist and Principal Investigator with the Division 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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