Katy wins $20k P.E.O. Scholar Award for the 2021-2022 academic year

April 14, 2021

Katy wins a $20k P.E.O. Scholar Award for the 2021-2022 academic year. She is one of the 100 women out of 847 nominees selected to receive this award. The award notification letter said“Being selected as a P.E.O. Scholar is a prestigious addition to your outstanding record. Your scholarly excellence, academic...


DOE posts an article about our data center project.

April 11, 2021

DOE posts an article about our data center project. This project was funded by a 2016 award from DOE's Building Technologies Office (BTO). With help from Berkeley Lab and Schneider Electric, we developed the Data Center Toolkit : an open-source modeling platform that can be used to optimally manage data-center...

Matt Strong

Matthew Strong wins two prestigious awards: Research award and Active learning program award

April 8, 2021

Matthew Strong Wins two prestigious awards: the Research award and Active learning program award from the College of Engineering and Applied Science for the year 2021. The Research Award recognizes undergraduate students with demonstrated excellence in research that extends progress in a given field, exhibits new knowledge, societal and financial...

Jake Castellini

Jake Castellini receives ME Summer Fellowship 2021

April 8, 2021

PhD student Jake Castellini receives Mechanical Engineering Summer Fellowship 2021 from the CU Boulder Graduate School. The Graduate School offers fellowships to one student from each doctoral program, to provide support during the summer term. Jake will receive stipend benefits for the three summer months. Congratulations Jake!

Yingli Lou

Yingli Lou receives ASHRAE Rocky Mountain Chapter Student Scholarship

March 23, 2021

Ph.D. student Yingli Lou receive ASHRAE Rocky Mountain Chapter Student Scholarship . The regional ASHRAE chapter at Denver awards scholarships to students from area Universities who demonstrate an interest in HVAC&R, financial need, “smarts”, and good communication skills. Congratulation to Yingli for winning the Chapter scholarship !!


Open-source releases our building energy models for commercial buildings based on CBECS data

March 11, 2021

We are excited to open source release our building energy models for commercial buildings based on CBECS data. As an outcome of our 4-year research project supported by ASHRAE , it contains 540 EnergyPlus models for 18 building types, including three new models for Religious Worship, College/University, and Auto Repair...


Nasim Mamaghani receives two scholarships from AEE

March 10, 2021

Nasim Mamaghani receives scholarship from Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) conference to attend the upcoming “ Energy Efficiency for Transformative Solutions ” event being held April 20-21, 2021. And she was a scholarship attendee at “2020 AEE World Energy Virtual Conference” which was held December 1-4, 2020. Nasim is also...


Katy Hinkelman receives DOE 2021 IBUILD fellowship

March 10, 2021

Ph.D. student Katy Hinkelman has been selected to receive Innovation in Buildings (IBUILD) Graduate Research Fellowship by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) . The announcement is here . Congratulation to Katy for receiving this prestigious fellowship!


Joint paper with PNNL on power flexibility from US commercial buildings is published!

Jan. 16, 2021

Buildings community is talking about building-to-grid integration, but how much power flexibility can US commercial buildings provide? Our new paper with Sen Huang , Yunyang Ye , and Di Wu at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) tries to answer this interesting question. The paper is available here . Congratulations to...


Dominik passes his Master defense!

Jan. 13, 2021

Congratulations to Dominik for successfully defending his Master's thesis in AI for indoor airflow simulation. He was sponsored by CU Boulder's Europe-Colorado program, which is a joint research project with Prof. Dr. Philipp Epple​ at the Coburg University of Applied Science and Arts in Germany. The application for 2021 Europe-Colorado...