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Jian Zhang

Jian Zhang

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Portland Office
620 SW FIFTH AVE, SUITE #810
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 417-7573

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

2019

  • Chen Y., B. Liu, J. Zhang, M.I. Rosenberg, J. Edelson, and M. Lyles. 2019. Final Energy Savings Analysis of the Proposed NYStretch-Energy Code 2018. PNNL-ACT-10073 Rev 1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Final Energy Savings Analysis of the Proposed NYStretch-Energy Code 2018
  • Hart R., C. Chandrasekharan Nambiar, M.T. Tyler, Y. Xie, and J. Zhang. 2019. Relative Credits for Extra Efficiency Code Measures. PNNL-28370 Rev.1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2018

  • Chen Y., B. Liu, J. Zhang, M.I. Rosenberg, J. Edelson, and M. Lyles. 2018. Final Energy Savings Analysis of the Proposed NYStretch-Energy Code 2018. PNNL-ACT-10073. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Final Energy Savings Analysis of the Proposed NYStretch-Energy Code 2018
  • Hart R., C. Chandrasekharan Nambiar, J. Zhang, and Y. Xie. 2018. Envelope Air Tightness for Commercial Buildings. PNNL-28367. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Envelope Air Tightness for Commercial Buildings
  • Metzger C.E., J. Zhang, J. Winkler, J. Maguire, and J. Maguire. 2018. "Are Ducted Mini-Splits Worth It?." ASHRAE Journal 60, no. 2:22-31. PNNL-26834.

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
  • Li H., Y. Chen, J. Zhang, R.A. Athalye, V.V. Mendon, and Y. 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, LB-17-C014. Atlanta, Georgia:ASHRAE. PNNL-SA-122937.

2016

  • Hart R., R.A. Athalye, M.I. 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, 5-1 - 5-12. PNNL-SA-116430.
  • Rosenberg M.I., R. Hart, R.A. Athalye, J. Zhang, and D.F. 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, 5-1 - 5-16. Washington Dc:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-116431.

2015

  • Bomberg M., M. Gibson, and J. Zhang. 2015. "A concept of integrated environmental approach for building upgrades and new construction: Part 1-setting the stage." Journal of Building Physics 38, no. 4:360-385. PNNL-SA-106937. doi:10.1177/1744259114553728
  • Rosenberg M.I., R. Hart, J. Zhang, and R.A. Athalye. 2015. Roadmap for the Future of Commercial Energy Codes. PNNL-24009. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Roadmap for the Future of Commercial Energy Codes

2014

2013

2012

  • Liu G., A.R. Dasu, and J. Zhang. 2012. Review of Literature on Terminal Box Control, Occupancy Sensing Technology and Multi-zone Demand Control Ventilation (DCV). PNNL-21281. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Review of Literature on Terminal Box Control, Occupancy Sensing Technology and Multi-zone Demand Control Ventilation (DCV)
  • 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.

2011

  • Baechler M.C., M.I. Rosenberg, J. Zhang, K.A. Ruiz, and M.S. Wilburn. 2011. jcpenney retail renovation. PNNL-20519. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. jcpenney retail renovation
  • Liu G., B. Liu, J. Zhang, W. Wang, R.A. Athalye, D. Moser, and E. Crowe, et al. 2011. Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide Retail Buildings. PNNL-20814. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide Retail Buildings
  • Liu G., B. Liu, W. Wang, J. Zhang, R.A. Athalye, D. Moser, and E. Crowe, et al. 2011. Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide Office Buildings. PNNL-20761. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide Office Buildings
  • Thornton B.A., M.I. Rosenberg, E.E. Richman, W. Wang, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, and H. Cho, et al. 2011. Achieving the 30% Goal: Energy and Cost Savings Analysis of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010. PNNL-20405. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Achieving the 30% Goal: Energy and Cost Savings Analysis of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010
  • 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, no. 3:309-322. PNNL-SA-72653.
  • Zhang J., D.W. Schrock, A. Livchak, and B. Liu. 2011. "Energy Savings for Quick Service Restaurants." ASHRAE Journal 53, no. 3:36 - 41. PNNL-SA-78546.

2010

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