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...

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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...


Xu receives the Dissertation Completion Fellowship to complete his Ph.D. thesis work

Jan. 10, 2020

Senior Ph.D. student Xu Han received the Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the department of Architectural Engineering to complete his thesis work this coming semester. His thesis work is on advanced modeling of thermal environment and energy efficiency in buildings. Congratulations to Xu, and we look forward to his dissertation!

Student Presentations

Seven group members present at IBPSA - Denver student presenations at Colorado School of Mines

Nov. 22, 2019

On November 21, 2019 several members of the SBS Lab presented for the IBPSA - Denver student presentations at the Colorado School of Mines. The audience included students and faculty from both CU Boulder and Colorado School of Mines, as well as some employees of NREL. The presentations given by...

IMPEL+ Workshop

Dr. Zuo is selected as an innovator for IMPEL+ workshop at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Nov. 19, 2019

On Friday November 15, 2019 Dr. Zuo attended the IMPEL+ (Incubating Market-Propelled Entrepreneurial-Mindset at the Labs and Beyond) workshop at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and he was one of 20 selected innovators from academia and industry for this workshop. The aim of this workshop was to focus scientific research in...

Yunyang's Defense

Yunyang passes his Ph.D. defense!

Nov. 3, 2019

On October 30, 2019 Yunyang passed his Ph.D defense and became the first member of the SBS Lab to get their Ph.D. at CU Boulder! He presented his dissertation titled Standardized Computational Framework for Prototypical Building Energy Model Creation and Building Energy Analyses to committee members Dr. John Zhai, Dr...

Students with Dr. Chen

Dr. Qingyan "Yan" Chen delivers seminar at CU Boulder

Oct. 10, 2019

Dr. Yan Chen from Purdue University gave a seminar titled "Inverse Design of Indoor Environment by CFD-based Optimal Methods" at CU boulder on October 9th. Dr. Chen, who was Dr. Zuo's advisor at Purdue University, discussed using an inverse design approach for enclosed environments with different methods to model the...

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Jes receives scholarship to attend the Energy Service Coalition’s 8th Annual Market Transformation Conference

Oct. 2, 2019

Ph.D. student Jes Stershic received a scholarship to attend the Energy Service Coalition’s 8th Annual Market Transformation Conference, in Denver, CO, held August 21-23, 2019. According to Jes, "The Energy Service Coalition was a unique opportunity to meet and discuss guaranteed energy savings performance contracting (GESPC) with people from all...