Tianzhen Hong

Computational Senior Scientist/Engineer

Simulation Research Group

Deputy, Building Technology Department

Building Technology & Urban Systems Division

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720 USA
Office Location: 090-3148C
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Tianzhen Hong


October 2019

Tianzhen Hong, Sang Hoon Lee, Xuan Luo, Kaiyu Sun, Cindy Regnier, Mary Ann Piette, Yixing Chen, Rongpeng Chen, Sarah Taylor-Lange, Phillip Price

Professional Associations

Operating Agent, IEA EBC Annex 66 (2013-2018) , Occupant Behavior in Buildings
Chair, ASHRAE MTG.OBB , Occupant Behavior in Buildings
Fellow, IBPSA , Building Performance Simulation
Co-lead of Subtask 3, IEA EBC Annex 79 , Occupant behavior-centric building design and operation

Journal and Editorial Board Memberships

Energy and Buildings (2016 to present), Editor
Building and Environment (2014-2019); Building Simulation (2013 to present); Applied Energy (2017 to present), Editorial Board



Hong, Tianzhen, Yujie Xu, Kaiyu Sun, Wanni Zhang, and Xuan Luo. "Visualizing Urban Microclimate and Quantifying its Impact on Building Energy Use in San Francisco." the 1st ACM International WorkshopProceedings of the 1st ACM International Workshop on Urban Building Energy Sensing, Controls, Big Data Analysis, and Visualization - UrbSys'19. New York, NY, USA: ACM Press, 2019.
Chen, Yixing, Tianzhen Hong, Xuan Luo, and Barry Hooper. "Development of city buildings dataset for urban building energy modeling." Energy and Buildings 183 (2019) 252 - 265.
Hong, Tianzhen, and Sang Hoon Lee. "Integrating physics-based models with sensor data: An inverse modeling approach." Building and Environment 154 (2019) 23 - 31.
Guo, Siyue, Da Yan, Tianzhen Hong, Chan Xiao, and Ying Cui. "A novel approach for selecting typical hot-year (THY) weather data." Applied Energy 242 (2019) 1634 - 1648.
Jia, Ruoxi, Ming Jin, Kaiyu Sun, Tianzhen Hong, and Costas Spanos. "Advanced Building Control via Deep Reinforcement Learning." Energy Procedia 158 (2019) 6158 - 6163.


Wang, Zhe, Tianzhen Hong, and Ruoxi Jia. "Buildings.Occupants: a Modelica package for modelling occupant behaviour in buildings." Journal of Building Performance Simulation (2018) 1 - 12.
Jain, Rajeev, Xuan Luo, Gökhan Sever, Tianzhen Hong, and Charlie Catlett. "Representation and evolution of urban weather boundary conditions in downtown Chicago." Journal of Building Performance Simulation (2018) 1 - 14.