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Paper on The Economic Impacts of Carbon Emission Trading Scheme on Building Retrofits has been published in Building and Environment

June 30, 2022

As a popular emission reduction tool, the carbon emission trading scheme (ETS) can potentially add an economic incentive for building owners to retrofit buildings in addition to the cost savings in energy. As a part of a comprehensive research project funded by US National Science Foundation, the Science Foundation Ireland,...

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Paper on Tradeoffs Among Indoor Air Quality, Financial Costs, and CO2 Emissions for HVAC Operation Strategies to Mitigate Indoor Virus in U.S. Office Buildings has been published in Building and Environment

June 30, 2022

It is challenging to provide excellent indoor air environment, while saving operational cost and reducing CO 2 emission. In this work, we explored the tradeoffs among indoor air quality, financial costs, and CO2 emissions for HVAC operation strategies to mitigate indoor virus in U.S. office buildings. New evaluation metrics are...

yunyang

Paper on Evaluating Performance of Different Generative Adversarial Networks for Large-Scale Building Power Demand Prediction has been published in Energy and Buildings

June 30, 2022

How could we predict large-scale building power demand fast and accurately? Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN), as a potential candidate, have recently attracted a lot of attention. This paper identified five promising GANs (Original GAN, cGAN, SGAN, InfoGAN, and ACGAN) and evaluates their performance for predicting building power demand at a...

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Paper on Fast and Accurate Modeling Approach for Water and Steam Thermodynamics with Practical Applications in District Heating System Simulation has been published in Energy

June 30, 2022

Do you know that 97% of district heating systems in the US are steam based systems? However, we do not have Modelica models which can simulate such system effectively for practice. As a part of large collaborative research in developing URBANopt and Modelica Buildings library, we created a fast and...

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Ph.D. student, Kathryn Hinkelman received the Marlene & Joseph Board Fellowship to attend the 2022 COBEE Conference.

April 28, 2022

Ph.D. student, Kathryn (Katy) Hinkelman received 2022 Marlene & Joseph Borda Architectural Engineering Graduates Fellowships from Penn State University to attend the 5th International Conference on Building Energy and Environment ( COBEE ) in Montreal Canada, July 25-29, 2022. She will present her work titled "Ecosystem-Level Biomimicry for the Built...

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Ph.D. candidate, Cary Faulkner received a travel grant to attend the 2022 ASHRAE Annual Conference.

April 25, 2022

Ph.D. candidate, Cary Faulkner received a travel grant to attend the 2022 ASHRAE Annual Conference in Toronto . He will present his work titled "A Novel Physics-Informed Algorithm for Training AI Models to Predict Indoor Airflow" at one of the Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Modeling seminars. We wish him safe...

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Lab member, Cary Faulkner is recognized as Ph.D. fellow for University of Nebraska Symposium.

April 25, 2022

Ph.D. candidate, Cary Faulkner was selected as a Ph.D. Fellow for this year’s University of Nebraska Lincoln Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction PhD Symposium. He will participate in the " Future of the Building Industry " workshop and present his research titled “Tradeoffs Between Indoor Air Quality and...

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Lab director, Dr. Zuo invited to give two seminars, at Drexel University and Lehigh University.

April 25, 2022

Lab director, Dr. Wangda Zuo, was invited to two in-person seminars last week, to speak about his ongoing work on smart, sustainable, and resilient cities. On April 19, Dr. Zuo spoke at the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at Drexel University, and on April 21 Dr. Zuo spoke...

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Lab director, Dr. Zuo is featured on the College of Engineering's website at Penn State University.

April 14, 2022

Lab director, Dr. Zuo is featured on the College of Engineering 's website at Penn State University. He recently joined the Penn State College of Engineering as a professor of architectural engineering. He also serves as associate director for the Global Building Network, an initiative that aims to advance building...

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Lab director, Dr. Zuo will give a webinar on Modeling in Building to Grid Integration on April 28.

April 14, 2022

Lab director, Dr. Zuo will give a webinar on modeling in building to grid integration on April 28. This webinar will introduce system modeling in the context of building-to-grid integration. Relevant concepts with a focus on requirements for system modeling are provided as background information. Then, methods to address those...

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