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Dan James

Dan James

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 372-4044


Dan James recently joined PNNL in early 2014 and works at the PNNL's Richland Campus. Dan supports the PNNL energy and environment division as a BAS Expert. He has over 16 years in building systems management, including developing and programing DDC systems. .Before joining PNNL's Building Energy Systems Group, Dan worked at Apollo Mechanical Contractors and Washington State DOC where he designed, programed and managed building automated control projects, oversaw maintenance operations and the installation and programming of DDC controls on the HVACR systems.

Research Interests

  • HVAC retuning/commissioning
  • Control theory
  • Interoperability and architecture for systems of systems
  • Facility operations and management

PNNL Publications


  • Pease L.F., T. Salsbury, K.K. Anderson, R.M. Underhill, J.E. Flaherty, E. Vlachokostas, and C. Burns, et al. 2022. "Size Dependent Infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 via Respiratory Droplets Spread through Central Ventilation Systems." International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer 132. PNNL-SA-161825. doi:10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2021.105748
  • Vlachokostas E., C. Burns, T. Salsbury, R.C. Daniel, D.P. James, J.E. Flaherty, and N. Wang, et al. 2022. "Experimental Evaluation of Respiratory Droplet Spread to Rooms Connected by a Central Ventilation System." Indoor Air 32, no. 1:Art. No. e12940. PNNL-SA-162537. doi:10.1111/ina.12940


  • Pease L.F., N. Wang, T. Salsbury, R.M. Underhill, J.E. Flaherty, E. Vlachokostas, and G.R. Kulkarni, et al. 2021. "Investigation of Potential Aerosol Transmission and Infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 through Central Ventilation Systems Building and Environment." Building and Environment 197. PNNL-SA-156558. doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.107633


  • Kundu S., Z. Chu, Y. Liu, Y. Tang, Q. Huang, D.P. James, and Y. Zhang, et al. 2020. "A Nonlinear Regression Method for Composite Protection Modeling of Induction Motor Loads." In IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT 2020), February 17-20, 2020, Washington DC, Article No. 9087795. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-146910. doi:10.1109/ISGT45199.2020.9087795


  • Huang Q., Y. Zhang, S. Kundu, Y. Tang, D.P. James, Y. Liu, and P.V. Etingov. 2018. "Aggregate Protection Response of Motor Loads in Commercial Buildings." In IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition (T&D 2018), April 16-19, 2018, Denver, CO, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-128450. doi:10.1109/TDC.2018.8440288
  • Liu Y., Y. Zhang, Q. Huang, S. Kundu, Y. Tang, D.P. James, and P.V. Etingov, et al. 2018. "Impact of Building-Level Motor Protection on Power System Transient Behaviors." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting 2018. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-130468. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2018.8586530
  • Tang Y., S. Kundu, Y. Zhang, D.P. James, Y. Liu, Q. Huang, and J. Zhang, et al. 2018. "Generation of Composite Load Protection Profiles for Reliable System Operation." In IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT 2018), February 19-22, 2018, Washington DC, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-129187. doi:10.1109/ISGT.2018.8403400


  • Chassin D.P., Y. Zhang, P.V. Etingov, D.P. James, D.D. Hatley, H. Kirkham, and J. Kueck, et al. 2015. ARRA Interconnection Planning - Load Modeling Activities. PNNL-24425. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. ARRA Interconnection Planning - Load Modeling Activities

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas