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