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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

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.

2014

  • Goel S., R.A. Athalye, W. Wang, J. Zhang, M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, and R. Hart, et al. 2014. Enhancements to ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Prototype Building Models. PNNL-23269. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Halverson M.A., M.I. Rosenberg, W. Wang, J. Zhang, V.V. Mendon, R.A. Athalye, and Y. Xie, et al. 2014. ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 Preliminary Determination: Quantitative Analysis. PNNL-23236. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Halverson M.A., R.A. Athalye, M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, W. Wang, R. Hart, and J. Zhang, et al. 2014. ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 Determination of Energy Savings: Quantitative Analysis. PNNL-23479. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2013

  • Hart R., M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, E.E. Richman, D.B. Elliott, and S.A. Loper, et al. 2013. Cost Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for the State of Connecticut. PNNL-23012. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hart R., M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, E.E. Richman, D.B. Elliott, and S.A. Loper, et al. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for the District of Columbia. PNNL-22997. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hart R., M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, E.E. Richman, D.B. Elliott, and S.A. Loper, et al. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for the State of Alabama. PNNL-22995. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hart R., M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, E.E. Richman, D.B. Elliott, and S.A. Loper, et al. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for the State of Arkansas. PNNL-23004. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hart R., M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, E.E. Richman, D.B. Elliott, and S.A. Loper, et al. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for the State of Colorado. PNNL-23007. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hart R., M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, E.E. Richman, D.B. Elliott, and S.A. Loper, et al. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for the State of Delaware. PNNL-23013. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hart R., M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, E.E. Richman, D.B. Elliott, and S.A. Loper, et al. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for the State of Georgia. PNNL-23005. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hart R., M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, E.E. Richman, D.B. Elliott, and S.A. Loper, et al. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for the State of Iowa. PNNL-23001. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hart R., M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, E.E. Richman, D.B. Elliott, and S.A. Loper, et al. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for the State of Kentucky. PNNL-23014. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hart R., M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, E.E. Richman, D.B. Elliott, and S.A. Loper, et al. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for the State of Massachusetts. PNNL-23010. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hart R., M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, E.E. Richman, D.B. Elliott, and S.A. Loper, et al. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for the State of Montana. PNNL-23016. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hart R., M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, E.E. Richman, D.B. Elliott, and S.A. Loper, et al. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for the State of Nebraska. PNNL-23015. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hart R., M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, E.E. Richman, D.B. Elliott, and S.A. Loper, et al. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for the State of New Jersey. PNNL-23002. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hart R., M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, E.E. Richman, D.B. Elliott, and S.A. Loper, et al. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for the State of New York. PNNL-22999. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hart R., M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, E.E. Richman, D.B. Elliott, and S.A. Loper, et al. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for the State of Oklahoma. PNNL-23008. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hart R., M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, E.E. Richman, D.B. Elliott, and S.A. Loper, et al. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for the State of Rhode Island. PNNL-23003. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hart R., M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, E.E. Richman, D.B. Elliott, and S.A. Loper, et al. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for the State of South Carolina. PNNL-23009. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hart R., M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, E.E. Richman, D.B. Elliott, and S.A. Loper, et al. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for the State of Texas. PNNL-22998. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hart R., M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, E.E. Richman, D.B. Elliott, and S.A. Loper, et al. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for the State of Utah. PNNL-23000. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hart R., M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, E.E. Richman, D.B. Elliott, and S.A. Loper, et al. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for the State of Virginia. PNNL-22994. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hart R., M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, J. Zhang, E.E. Richman, D.B. Elliott, and S.A. Loper, et al. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for the State of Wisconsin. PNNL-22996. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Zhang J., I.V. Kutnyakov, P.K. Koech, A. Zwoster, C.J. Howard, F. Zheng, and C.J. Freeman, et al. 2013. "CO2-Binding-Organic-Liquids-Enhanced CO2 Capture using Polarity-Swing-Assisted Regeneration." Energy Procedia 37. PNNL-SA-91349. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2013.05.113
  • Zhang J., R.A. Athalye, R. Hart, M.I. Rosenberg, Y. Xie, S. Goel, and V.V. Mendon, et al. 2013. Energy and Energy Cost Savings Analysis of the IECC for Commercial Buildings. PNNL-22760. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Zhang J., R.G. Lutes, G. Liu, and M.R. Brambley. 2013. Energy Savings for Occupancy-Based Control (OBC) of Variable-Air-Volume (VAV) Systems. PNNL-22072. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Zhang J., D.W. Schrock, D.R. Fisher, A. Livchak, D.A. Zabrowski, R.A. Athalye, and B. Liu. 2010. Technical Support Document: 50% Energy Savings for Quick-Service Restaurants. PNNL-19809. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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