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Michael Rosenberg

Michael Rosenberg

(509) 375-1995

Biography

Michael Rosenberg joined PNNL in 2008 as a Senior Research Scientist. He leads PNNL's commercial energy code development team providing technical analysis and support for cost-effective upgrades to national model energy codes and standards including ASHRAE Standard 90.1. Mike has worked for over 20 years upgrading building energy codes, providing training to code officials and design professionals, designing high-performance buildings, analyzing complex building systems, and developing and administering beyond-code energy programs.

He has combined his expertise in code development and building simulation to become a leader in the effort to transition energy codes to a performance basis. In 2016, he was elected a Fellow of ASHRAE based on his substantial contributions to the field of building energy efficiency.

Research Interests

  • Building Energy Simulation
  • Building Energy Codes
  • High-Performance Buildings

Education and Credentials

  • M.S., Physiology, University of Oregon
  • B.S., Biology, Oregon State University
  • Certified Energy Manager / LEED Accredited Professional
  • Certified Sustainable Development Professional

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Member American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
  • Member ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Energy Cost Budget Subcommittee
  • Member Association of Professional Energy Managers (APEM)
  • Member Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
  • Member LEED Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group

PNNL Publications

2016

  • Rosenberg MI, and C Eley. 2016. "A Stable Whole Building Performance Method for Standard 90.1-Part II." ASHRAE Journal 58(6):28-42. 
  • Rosenberg MI, D Jonlin, and S Nadel. 2016. "A Perspective of Energy Codes and Regulations for the Buildings of the Future." Journal of Solar Energy Engineering--Transactions of the ASME 139(1):Article No. 010801; Paper No: SOL-16-1202.  doi:10.1115/1.4034825
  • Rosenberg MI. 2016. "New Path for Building Compliance in ASHRAE Model Energy Efficiency Standard." Energy Priorities Magazine (February 9, 2016):,
  • Rosenberg MI. 2016. "What a New Energy Efficiency Measure for Commercial Buildings Means to You." Green Building & Design
  • 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. 
  • Boldt J, LL Sciarra, MI Rosenberg, and EE Richman. 2016. "Updates to ASHRAE 90.1." Consulting-specifying engineer (January/February 2016):40-48. 
  • Erbe D, R Lord, LL Sciarra, EE Richman, MI Rosenberg, RA Athalye, B Liu, and J Glazer. 2016. "A Conversation on Standard 90.1-2016." ASHRAE Journal 58(12):34-38. 
  • Goel S, and MI Rosenberg. 2016. ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010 Performance Rating Method Reference Manual PNNL-25130, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • 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
  • Jonlin D, BA Thornton, and MI Rosenberg. 2016. "Can High-Performance Equipment Lead to a Low-Performance Building?" 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. 3-1 - 3-13.  American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Washington DC. 
  • Rosenberg MI, and PR Hart. 2016. Developing Performance Cost Index Targets for ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Appendix G - Performance Rating MethodPNNL-25202, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Rosenberg MI, and PR Hart. 2016. Developing Performance Cost Index Targets for ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Appendix G - Performance Rating Method - Rev.1PNNL-25202 Rev.1, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • 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, and W Wang. 2016. Assessing Potential Energy Cost Savings from Increased Energy Code Compliance in Commercial BuildingsPNNL-24979, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

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