A Clean and Efficient Building Sector in China
China is the world's biggest energy consumer and CO2 emitter. The building sector in China takes about 20% of the country's total energy consumption and it is expected to grow fast over time. Through the U.S. China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC), many research activities have been carried out to collaborate with China on building energy efficiency and distributed energy systems. This presentation covers some past collaborations with China on building codes, standards performance evaluation, and building sector long-term modeling. It also introduces ongoing research on distributed energy system modeling and direct current (DC) power systems in buildings. The modeling and simulation research demonstrate the opportunities to reduce primary energy consumption in China's building sector by 50% in 2050.
Principal Scientific Engineering Associate, Berkeley-Tsinghua Joint Research Center, China Energy Group, International Energy Analysis Department, Energy Analysis & Environmental Impacts Division
Wei Feng is a Pr. Scientific Engineering Associate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). His research focuses on building energy efficiency, distributed energy system in buildings and communities, building codes and standards. He also actively work on Smart Grid and microgrid research, Direct Current (DC) power use in low voltage power distribution system.
Dr. Feng has been working in energy area since 2003. Prior to joining LBNL, he worked in control industry in China focusing on building system control for energy efficiency, performance measurement, diagnosis and commissioning. In the U.S., his previous research interests include developing combined heat, moisture and pollutant transport models for whole building performance analysis, built environment modeling and simulation, indoor environmental quality measurement, etc.
Dr. Feng currently leads the DC power research in the U.S.-China Clean energy Research Center-Building Energy Efficiency (CERC-BEE). He is also the lead of building codes and standards work in CERC-BEE. His active research also include modeling building sector energy use in cities; City scale energy simulation focusing on stochastic energy use prediction; Microgrid modeling focusing on cascade waste heat utilization; GIS based microgrid system modeling; Microgrid demonstration project performance analysis; Better Building China program; Low Carbon demonstration building and testing facility development in hot climate.