Katy is acknowledged as a developer in the latest release of the Modelica Buildings Library

May 28, 2020

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab has just released Modelica Buildings Library 7.0.0, and Ph.D. student Katy Hinkelman has been acknowledged as a library developer for her contribution in improving the cooling tower models. Katy is the 7th member of our lab to be acknowledged as a developer for the Modelica Buildings...


Dr. Zuo to present web seminar for IBPSA-USA

May 25, 2020

On Thursday, May 28, Dr. Zuo will present a web seminar for IBPSA-USA. He will introduce an open-source software package for energy efficient data center design and operation based on research funded by the US Department of Energy, and in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeeley National Laboratory and Schneider Electric. More...

Dr. Zuo receives award

Dr. Zuo receives the Research Development Award for 2020 from the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering

May 5, 2020

Dr. Zuo received the Research Development Award for 2020 from the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering. This award recognizes his “research accomplishments in developing a robust research activities in ‘smart, sustainable and resilient cities’, through high profile research grants and fundamental contributions”. Congratulations to Dr. Zuo for receiving...

Jing comprehensive exam

Jing passes her thesis proposal!

April 22, 2020

On April 22, 2020 Ph.D. student Jing Wang passed her thesis proposal to become a Ph.D. candidate. Jing presented her proposal titled Human-centric Modeling and Optimization for Grid-interactive, Efficient and Resilient Communities over Zoom to committee members Dr. Kyri Baker, Dr. John Zhai, Dr. Sen Huang, Dr. Yingchen Zhang and...

IBPSA Orlando

Dr. Zuo and other lab members attend IBPSA-USA meeting in Orlando

Feb. 28, 2020

Dr. Zuo and Ph.D. students Cary Faulkner, Yingli Lou, Jes Stershic and Jing Wang attended the IBPSA-USA Semiannual Winter meeting in Orlando. The meeting included over 80 guests to socialize over some delicious Cuban food courtesy of Molo's food truck. We all had a great time and look forward to...


Jes receives 2020 CEAE Summer Fellowship

Feb. 28, 2020

Ph.D. student Jes Stershic has been awarded the 2020 CEAE Summer Fellowship. This fellowship will provide her with a 3-month stipend over the summer to support her research with the SBS lab. Congratulations Jes, we look forward to seeing your research progress!


American Modelica Conference 2020 to be held at CU Boulder in March

Feb. 16, 2020

The American Modelica Conference 2020 will be held at the University of Colorado Boulder during March 24-25. In addition, there will be several free Modelica workshops on March 23, including one on Cyber-physical System Modeling using Modelica for Smart and Sustainable Communities that is jointly organized by the SBS lab...


Dr. Zuo receives $4.16M grant from DOE

Feb. 16, 2020

Last week the Departement of Energy announced that our $4.16M proposal on Optimal Co-Design of Integrated Thermal-Electrical Networks and Control Systems for Grid-interactive Efficient District (GED) Energy Systems was awarded. A big congratulations to Dr. Zuo for securing this grant! In addition, Ph.D. students Katy and Yingli did a great...

ASHRAE Winter 2020

Four Ph.D. students receive scholarships to attend ASHRAE Winter Conference

Feb. 5, 2020

Ph.D. students Jing Wang, Jes Stershic, Cary Faulkner and Yingli Lou received scholarships to attend the 2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Orlando, Florida. Congratulations to all receiving scholarships! In addition, Yingli presented her work on ASHRAE project 1771 at the BEQ Methodology meeting. Dr. Zuo also attended the conference where...

Yangyang presenting

Yangyang passes his Ph.D. defense!

Jan. 10, 2020

On January 9, 2020 Yangyang passed his Ph.D defense. Yangyang presented his dissertation titled Modeling and Control of Grid-Interactive Efficient Data Centers to committee members Dr. John Zhai, Dr. Kyri Baker, Dr. Jianming Lian, Dr. Sen Huang, and advisor Dr. Wangda Zuo. Huge congratulations to Dr. Yangyang Fu on this...