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Bing Liu

Bing Liu

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Biography

Bing Liu is the Business Subsector Manager to support DOE's Building Technologies Office and Federal Energy Management Program. As a Sr. Technical Advisor Bing focuses on building decarbonization and grid-and-building intersection strategic development and implementation. Bing was a group leader at PNNL overseeing the Building Energy Research and Analysis group with 30 researchers. She was also the program manager of the Building Energy Codes Program at PNNL, leading PNNL’s research team to support the development and implementation of building energy codes in support of U.S. Department of Energy.

Bing is an internationally recognized technical expert with over 26 years of experience in building codes and standards, large scale building energy simulation, energy efficiency technology analysis, and building performance metering. Bing is a registered Professional Engineer, Fellow ASHRAE, a member of ASHRAE Standard 90.1, Standard 189.1 and technical program chair of ASHRAE 2020 Annual Conference. She was the lead author of award-winning Advanced Energy Design Guide and ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. Bing was featured as one of Top 20 Women in HVAC Industry for 2020 by Engineered System Magazine. Bing is also elected as a board member of New Building Institute and a voting member of ASHRAE Building Decarbonization Task Force.

Research Interests

  • Building Code Research
  • Building Performance
  • Building Simulation
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Performance
  • Marketing Transformation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Rulemaking
  • Strategic Technology Initiatives
  • Team Building

Education and Credentials

  • M.S., Thermal Energy, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, 1995
  • B.S., Civil Engineering major in HVAC, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, 1992
  • Registered professional mechanical engineer (PE), certified energy manger (CEM), and LEED accredited professional

PNNL Publications

2021

2020

  • Sun Y., W. Hao, Y. Chen, and B. Liu. 2020. "Data-Driven Occupant-Behavior Analytics for Residential Buildings." Energy 206. PNNL-SA-146324. doi:10.1016/j.energy.2020.118100

2019

  • Xie Y., V.V. Mendon, M.A. Halverson, R. Bartlett, J.E. Hathaway, Y. Chen, and M.I. Rosenberg, et al. 2019. "Assessing overall building energy performance of a large population of residential single-family homes using limited field data." Journal of Building Performance Simulation 12, no. 4:480-493. PNNL-SA-127035. doi:10.1080/19401493.2018.1477833

2018

  • Liu B., M.I. Rosenberg, and R.A. Athalye. 2018. "NATIONAL IMPACT OF ANSI/ASHRAE/IES STANDARD 90.1-2016." In 2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild, September 26-28, 2018, Chicago, IL, 45-52. Atlanta, Georgia:ASHRAE. PNNL-SA-132249.
  • Liu B., R. Bartlett, D.B. Elliott, and R. Athalye. 2018. "Let the Good Times Roll - Energy Code Savings into the Future." In 2018 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 12-17, 2018, Pacific Grove, CA. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-132965.
  • Xie Y., V.V. Mendon, M.A. Halverson, R. Bartlett, J.E. Hathaway, Y. Chen, and M.I. Rosenberg, et al. 2018. "Assessing Overall Building Energy Performance of a Large Population of Residential Single-Family Homes Using Limited Field Data." Journal of Building Performance Simulation 12, no. 4:480-493. PNNL-SA-131346. doi:10.1080/19401493.2018.1477833

2017

  • Athalye R.A., Y. Chen, J. Zhang, B. Liu, M. Frankel, and M. Lyles. 2017. City Reach Code Technical Support Document. PNNL-26824. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. City Reach Code Technical Support Document
  • Eley C., S. Gupta, P. Torcellini, J. Mchugh, B. Liu, C. Higgins, and J. Iplikci, et al. 2017. "A Conversation on Zero Net Energy Buildings." ASHRAE Journal 59, no. 6:38 - 49. PNNL-SA-128289.
  • Goel S., M.I. Rosenberg, B. Liu, and C. Eley. 2017. "STREAMLINING CODE COMPLIANCE THROUGH A FIXED BASELINE APPROACH AND AUTOMATED BASELINE MODEL GENERATION." In Building Simulation 2017, August 7-9, 2017, San Francisco, California. Las Cruces, New Mexico:International Building Performance Simulation Association. PNNL-SA-122947.

2016

  • Athalye R.A., D. Sivaraman, D.B. Elliott, B. Liu, and R. Bartlett. 2016. Impacts of Model Building Energy Codes. PNNL-25611 Rev. 1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Impacts of Model Building Energy Codes
  • Erbe D., R. Lord, L. Sciarra, E.E. Richman, M.I. Rosenberg, R.A. Athalye, and B. Liu, et al. 2016. "A Conversation on Standard 90.1-2016." ASHRAE Journal 58, no. 12:34-38. PNNL-SA-122757.

2015

  • Liu B., and R.A. Athalye. 2015. "Through the Past Decade: How Advanced Energy Design Guides have influenced the Design Industry." ASHRAE Transactions 121, no. 2:Paper No. AT-15-C003. PNNL-SA-107752.

2013

2012

  • Athalye R.A., Y. Xie, B. Liu, and M.C. Baechler. 2012. "A Case Study: Using Integrated Approach to Design a Net-Zero Bank Branch." ASHRAE Transactions 118, no. 1:183-190. PNNL-SA-85026.
  • Wang W., J. Zhang, D. Moser, G. Liu, R.A. Athalye, and B. Liu. 2012. "Energy and Cost Savings of Retro-Commissioning and Retrofit Measures for Large Office Buildings." In Fifth National Conference of IBPSA-USA (SimBuild 2012), August 1-3, 2012, Madison, Wisconsin. New York, New York:International Building Performance Simulation Association. PNNL-SA-88237.
  • Xie Y., B. Liu, R.A. Athalye, M.C. Baechler, and G. Sullivan. 2012. "Measuring and Understanding the Energy Use Signatures of a Bank Building." In ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 12-17, 2012, Pacific Grove, California, 9-317 - 9-328. Washington Dc:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-86106.

2011

2010

2009

2008

  • Jiang W., B. Liu, J. Snell, and D. Helmes. 2008. "Calibration and Collaboration: Important Tools to Design high-Performance Affordable Buildings." In Scaling Up: Building Tomorrow's Solutions: Proceedings from the 2008 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, 3-169 - 3-180. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-59688.
  • Jiang W., R.E. Jarnagin, K. Gowri, M. McBride, and B. Liu. 2008. Technical Support Document: The Development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Highway Lodging Buildings. PNNL-17875. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Technical Support Document: The Development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Highway Lodging Buildings

2007

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2003

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