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Supriya Goel

Supriya Goel

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As a research engineer, Supriya Goel's current work is focused on development of a rating system for existing buildings, development of simulation tools for rating of buildings, and research in building energy codes and standards. As a project manager, she leads the Performance Rating Method Reference Manual, which provides standard modeling guidelines and procedures for developing building energy models in accordance to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010. She is a voting member of ASHRAE Standards Projects Committee 211, which is developing requirements for commercial building energy audits, and is also on the Board of Directors for the International Building Performance Simulation Association-USA (IBPSA-USA).

Research Interests

  • Building Energy Simulation and Data Analysis
  • Building Energy Simulation Tool Development
  • Development of Rating and Labeling Programs for Energy Efficient Buildings
  • High-Performance Building Design

Education and Credentials

  • M.S., Building Science, Arizona State University
  • B.Arch. Architecture, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India

PNNL Publications


  • Goel S., M.I. Rosenberg, J.C. Gonzalez Matamoros, and J. Lerond. 2021. "Total System Performance Ratio- A Systems Based Approach for Evaluating HVAC System Efficiency." Energies 14, no. 16:5108. PNNL-SA-161000. doi:10.3390/en14165108
  • Goel S., R. Hart, M.M. Tillou, M.I. Rosenberg, J.C. Gonzalez Matamoros, K. Devaprasad, and J. Lerond. 2021. HVAC System Performance for Energy Codes Technical Brief. PNNL-31571. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. HVAC System Performance for Energy Codes Technical Brief


  • Goel S., M.M. Tillou, and M.I. Rosenberg. 2020. "A Simplified Building Modeling Approach for Identifying Whole Building Retrofits." In ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 17, 21, 2020. Virtual, Online, 5-144 - 5-157. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-152406.
  • Liu B., N. Grigsby, S. Goel, M.I. Rosenberg, H. Burpee, and D. Jonlin. 2020. "A New Gold Mine? Achieving HVAC Energy Efficiency Through a System Metric." In ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 17, 21, 2020. Virtual, Online, edited by 10-220 - 10-235. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-152179.
  • Rosenberg M.I., S. Goel, M.M. Tillou, and R. Hart. 2020. "Paving the Way for Net Zero Energy Codes through Performance Based Approaches." In ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 17-21, 2020. Virtual, Online, 10-308 - 10-323. Washington, Dc:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-152343.


  • Baker C., S. Goel, N. Wang, M.I. Rosenberg, D. Wolf, and P. Henderson. 2018. "A SIMPLIFIED ENERGY MODELING APPROACH FOR BUILDINGS." In ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference (SimBuild 2018), September 26-28, 2018, Chicago, IL, 53 - 59. Atlanta, Georgia:ASHRAE. PNNL-SA-132277.
  • Goel S., H. Horsey, N. Wang, J.C. Gonzalez Matamoros, N. Long, and K. Fleming. 2018. "Streamlining Building Energy Efficiency Assessment through Integration of Uncertainty Analysis and Full Scale Energy Simulations." Energy and Buildings 176. PNNL-SA-129451. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.06.041
  • Goel S., J.C. Gonzalez Matamoros, E. Vlachokostas, and N. Wang. 2018. "Food Service Building Asset Rating Methodology and Analysis." In 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference, June 23-27, 2018, Houston, TX, Paper No. HO-18-C045. Atlanta, Georgia:American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. PNNL-SA-132795.
  • Jonlin D., M.I. Rosenberg, and S. Goel. 2018. "TSPR: The Total System Performance Ratio as a Metric for HVAC System Efficiency." In ACEEE 2018 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 12-17, 2018, Pacific Grove, CA. Washington Dc:American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-133468.
  • Wang N., S. Goel, A. Makhmalbaf, and N.D. Long. 2018. "Development of Building Energy Asset Rating using Stock Modelling in the USA." Journal of Building Performance Simulation 11, no. 1:4-18. PNNL-SA-110467. doi:10.1080/19401493.2015.1134668


  • 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.


  • Wang N., S. Goel, W.J. Gorrissen, and A. Makhmalbaf. 2013. "Understanding Building Infrastructure and Building Operation through DOE Asset Score Model: Lessons Learned from a Pilot Project." ASHRAE Transactions 119, no. pt. 2:Paper No. DE-13-C030. PNNL-SA-92883.

Energy and Environment

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