Tianzhen Hong

Computational Staff Scientist/Engineer

Building Technology & Urban Systems Division

Simulation Research Group

Deputy, Building Technology Department

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

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



Feng, Xiaohang, Da Yan, and Tianzhen Hong. "Simulation of Occupancy in Buildings." Energy and Buildings 87 (2015) 348-359. LBNL-180424.
Hong, Tianzhen, Hongsan Sun, Yixing Chen, Sarah C Taylor-Lange, and Da Yan. "An occupant behavior modeling tool for co-simulation." Energy and Buildings (2015). LBNL-1004500.


Hong, Tianzhen, Le Yang, Jianjun Xia, and Wei Feng. "Building Energy Benchmarking between the United States and China: Methods and Challenges." Ed. Li, A., Y. Zhu, and Y. Li. 8th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning 2014: 473-486.
Li, Cheng, and Tianzhen Hong. "Revisit of Energy Use and Technologies of High Performance Buildings." 2014 ASHRAE Annual Conference. Seattle, WA: ASHRAE, 2014. LBNL-6667E.
Zhou, Xin, Tianzhen Hong, and Da Yan. "Comparison of HVAC System Modeling in EnergyPlus, DeST and DOE-2.1E." Building Simulation 7.1 (2014) 21 - 33.
Lee, Sang Hoon, Tianzhen Hong, and Mary Ann Piette. Review of Existing Energy Retrofit Tools. 2014. LBNL-6774E.


Lin, Hung-Wen, and Tianzhen Hong. "On Variations of Space-heating Energy Use in Office Buildings." Applied Energy 111 (2013) 515-528. LBNL-6279E.
Hong, Tianzhen, Wen-Kuei Chang, and Hung-Wen Lin. "A Sensitivity Study of Building Performance Using 30-Year Actual Weather Data." 13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, August 26-28. Chambéry, France, 2013.