Yunyang Ye
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Civil • Environmental • and Architectural Engineering

Education Background

Yunyang graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Environment and Facilities Engineering from Tongji University, China in 2013. He then continued into his Master’s Degree in Power Engineering (HVAC) in Tongji University and graduated in March 2016. In his years at the university, he has published various journal papers and conference papers. He was also awarded second prize in the Energy Star Contest in 2012, third prize in China of the 5th National University Student Contest on Energy Saving and Emission Reduction in 2012, and third prize of the College Scholarship for the top 15% students in 2011. In addition, he received a Scholarship for Outstanding Students in 2012 and ASHRAE Travel Grant-in-aid award in 2019. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in Architectural Engineering, and his current research focuses on large-scale building energy modeling, sensitivity analysis, building energy codes, and net zero energy community.

Research Interests

Large-scale building energy modeling, sensitivity analysis, building energy codes, and net zero energy community.

Research Projects

04/2016 - 03/2020: ASHRAE - 1771-TRP, Energy Modeling of Typical Commercial Buildings in Support of ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient Energy Rating Program

03/2019 - 09/2019: DOE - Building Energy Modeling - OpenStudio SDK Development and Management (with PNNL)

05/2019 - 08/2019: DOE - Virtual Electric Power Board (EPB) (with ORNL)

Publications

Y. Ye, K. Hinkelman, J. Zhang, W. Zuo, G. Wang 2019. “A Methodology to Create Prototypical Building Energy Models for Existing Buildings: A Case Study on U.S. Religious Worship Buildings.” Energy and Buildings, 194, pp. 351-365.

S. Huang, Y. Ye, X. Han, W. Zuo, X. Zhang, L. Jiang 2019. “Performance Evaluation of Heating Tower Heat Pump Systems over the World.” Energy Conversion and Management, 186, pp. 500-515.

Y. Ye, W. Zuo, G. Wang 2019. “A Comprehensive Review of Energy-Related Data for U.S. Commercial Buildings.” Energy and Buildings, 186, pp. 126-137.

G. Zhou, Y. Ye, W. Zuo,  X. Zhou, X. Xu 2018. “Fast and Efficient Prediction of Finned-Tube Heat Exchanger Performance Using Wet-Dry Transformation Method with Nominal Data.” Applied Thermal Engineering, 145, pp. 133-146.

G. Zhou, Y. Ye, J. Wang, W. Zuo, Y. Fu, X. Zhou 2018. “Modeling Air-to-Air Plate-Fin Heat Exchanger Without Dehumidification.” Applied Thermal Engineering, 143, pp. 137-148.

Y. Ye, K. Hinkelman, W. Zuo, G. Wang. “ASHRAE TRP-1771: Methodology to Evaluate Sensitive Levels of Inputs for US Commercial Building Models.” ASHRAE 2019 Annual Conference, June 22-26, Kansas City, MO.

Y. Ye, G. Wang, W. Zuo, P. Yang, K. Joshi 2018. “Development of a Baseline Building Model of Auto Service and Repair Shop.” 2018 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild (BPACS 2018), pp. 573-580, September 26-28, Chicago, IL.

Y. Ye, G. Wang, W. Zuo 2018. “Creation of a Prototype Building Model of College and University Building.” Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Building Energy and Environment (COBEE2018), pp. 373-378, February 5-9, Melbourne, Australia.

G. Zhou, Y. Ye, W. Zuo, X. Zhou 2018. “Modelling Air-To-Air Plate-Fin Heat Exchanger Without Condensation.” Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Building Energy and Environment (COBEE2018), pp. 597-602, February 5-9, Melbourne, Australia.  

G. Zhou, Y. Ye, W. Zuo, X. Zhou 2017. “Modelling Water-Cooled Air Coolers Under Wet-Cooing Conditions. (in Chinese)” Chinese National Conference on HVAC Modeling, Guangzhou, China, December 6-8, 2017.