Smart garden

Dr. Zuo receives funding for NSF project: Modernizing Cities via Smart Garden Alleys with Application in Makassar City

July 21, 2020

Dr. Zuo will be leading a new project on "Modernizing Cities via Smart Garden Alleys with Application in Makassar City" funded by the National Science Foundation. This project is in collaboration with the US Department of State, Virginia Tech and Gadja Mada University to integrate innovations in smart and connected...


Xu receives Strauch Family Graduate Fellowship

July 9, 2020

Ph.D. candidate Xu Han has won the prestigious Strauch Family Graduate Fellowship for 2020. Congratulations to Xu for winning this distinguished scholarship!


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...

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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...