Tianzhen Hong

Tianzhen Hong

Simulation Research
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 registered mechanical engineer in California and a LEED accredited professional. He leads a research team working on a portfolio of DOE, CEC, and industry projects, focusing on data, methods, modeling and simulation 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 created and chairs the ASHRAE Multidisciplinary Task Group on occupant behavior in buildings. He is a member of the IBPSA-USA board of directors, an editor of Energy and Buildings, an editorial board member of Building and Environment, and Building Simulation. He actively contributed to international collaborations such as the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center on Building Energy Efficiency, IEA EBC Annex 21 and 53, and is currently leading the IEA EBC Annex 66: Definition and Simulation of Occupant Behavior in Buildings. He received B.Eng. and Ph.D. in HVACR, and B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Tsinghua University, China.

Occupant behavior research, http://behavior.lbl.gov
Commercial Building Energy Saver, http://cbes.lbl.gov
Occupancy Simulator, http://occupancysimulator.lbl.gov
IEA EBC Annex 66, http://annex66.org
Publications, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tianzhen_Hong

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



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)


Levine, Mark D., Wei Feng, Jing Ke, 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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