About Us

sbs labThe Sustainable Buildings and Societies Laboratory (SBS Lab) focuses on developing cutting edge modeling and simulation technology and applying them for the design, operation and optimization of sustainable, smart, and resilient building, communities and cities. Our current primary focuses are:

  • Model based optimization for sustainable buildings and communities
  • Large scale modeling for the design and operation of smart and resilient cities
  • Fast indoor and outdoor airflow simulation
  • Building to grid integration

Thanks to the interdisciplinary nature in our research, Dr. Zuo, the director of SBS Lab, is associated with two Interdisciplinary Research Themes (IRTs) at the College of Engieering & Applied Science, including Water Energy Nexus IRT and Autonomous Systems IRT, as well as three Interdisciplinary Research Programs at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, including Building Systems EngineeringCivil Systems, and Engineering Science. Dr. Zuo also holds a joint appointment at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Our research is funded by National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory, Delos, JP Morgan Chase and etc. Besides the active internal collaborations within the CU Boulder, we are also collaborating with universities (e.g. Virginia Tech, Univeristy of Miami), DOE national laboratories (e.g. ANL, LBNL, LLNL, NREL, ORNL, and PNNL), governments (e.g. Cities of Boulder, Miami, Miami Beach), industry (e.g. Amuzr Technologies, Schneider Electric),  and non-profit organizaitons (e.g. Boulder Housing Partners).  

​​We are always looking for motivated students and Post Doctors to join us. Please send your applications to the Director Dr. Wangda Zuo at Wangda.Zuo@colorado.edu.