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Jian Zhang

Jian Zhang

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Dr. Jian Zhang is a Senior Research Engineer who has led or contributed to several DOE research projects, including the development of building energy codes and standards, such as ASHRAE Standards 90.1 and 189.1, IECC, and IgCC, and the development of several guides and tools to support energy-efficient building design and retrofits. He has also supported utility companies and stakeholders to improve their building energy efficiency through developing incentive programs and energy efficiency measures. Jian has over 30 publications including journal and conference papers and technical reports. Before joining PNNL, Jian received his Master and Ph.D. degrees at Concordia University where he conducted analysis and testing of heat, air, and moisture transfer through the building envelope and where he worked on fundamental research in air flow and heat transfer and its applications in buildings using computational fluid dynamics techniques.

Research Interests

  • Building Energy Performance Simulation
  • Analysis of Energy-Efficiency Building Design
  • Building Energy Codes Development and Support
  • Testing and Numerical Analysis of Heat, Mass and Air Transfer in Buildings

Education and Credentials

  • M.A.Sc and Ph.D., Building Engineering, Concordia University, Canada
  • B.Eng., Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Engineering, Shenyang University, China
  • Voting member of ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee 189.1
  • Editorial board member of Journal of Building Physics

PNNL Publications

2017

  • Athalye RA, Y Chen, J Zhang, B Liu, M Frankel, and M Lyles. 2017. City Reach Code Technical Support DocumentPNNL-26824, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Li H, Y Chen, J Zhang, RA Athalye, VV Mendon, and YL Xie. 2017. "A Systematic Classification for HVAC Systems and Components." In Proceedings of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Annual Conference, June 24-28, 2017, Long Beach, CA, pp. LB-17-C014.  ASHRAE, ATLANTA, GA. 

2016

  • Zhang J, PR Hart, and MI Rosenberg. 2016. "Energy Cost Impact of Non-Residential Energy Code Requirements." In ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings: From Components to Systems, From Buildings to Communities, August 21-26, 2016, Pacific Grove, California, pp. 5-1 - 5-17.  American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Washington DC. 
  • Hart PR, RA Athalye, MI Rosenberg, and J Zhang. 2016. "Developing Commercial Code Precalculated Packages." In 2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings:Form Components to Systems, From Buildings to Communities, August 21-26, 2016, Pacific Grove, California, pp. 5-1 - 5-12No publisher listed
  • Rosenberg MI, PR Hart, RA Athalye, J Zhang, and DF Cohan. 2016. "Potential Energy Cost Savings from Increased Commercial Energy Code Compliance." In 2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings: From Components to Systems, From Buildings to Communities, August 21-26, 2016, Pacific Grove, California, pp. 5-1 - 5-16.  American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Washington DC. 
  • Rosenberg MI, PR Hart, RA Athalye, J Zhang, W Wang, and B Liu. 2016. An Approach to Assessing Potential Energy Cost Savings from Increased Energy Code Compliance in Commercial BuildingsPNNL-24979, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

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2011

  • Zhang J, DW Schrock, A Livchak, and B Liu. 2011. "Energy Savings for Quick Service Restaurants." ASHRAE Journal 53(3):36 - 41. 
  • Baechler MC, MI Rosenberg, J Zhang, KA Ruiz, and MS Wilburn. 2011. jcpenney retail renovationPNNL-20519, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Liu G, B Liu, J Zhang, W Wang, RA Athalye, D Moser, E Crowe, N Bengtson, M Effinger, L Webster, and M Hatten. 2011. Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide Retail BuildingsPNNL-20814, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Liu G, B Liu, W Wang, J Zhang, RA Athalye, D Moser, E Crowe, N Bengtson, M Effinger, L Webster, and M Hatten. 2011. Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide Office BuildingsPNNL-20761, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Thornton BA, MI Rosenberg, EE Richman, W Wang, YL Xie, J Zhang, H Cho, VV Mendon, RA Athalye, and B Liu. 2011. Achieving the 30% Goal: Energy and Cost Savings Analysis of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010PNNL-20405, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Wang W, J Zhang, W Jiang, and B Liu. 2011. "Energy Performance Comparison of Heating and Air Conditioning Systems for Multi-Family Residential Buildings." HVAC & R Research 17(3):309-322. 

2010

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