Bin Chen is an MS student in the Building Science program at UC Berkeley. He received his BA in Mechanical Engineering from Tongji University, China, in 2012. His research interests include building HVAC system and building energy modeling. Currently, he works as a graduate student researcher on quantifying the comprehensive greenhouse gas co-benefits of green buildings.
Jingjuan (Dove) Feng is an MS/PhD student in the Building Science program at UC Berkeley. She received her M.S. degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 2009, and a B.S. from Tongji University in China. As a graduate research assistant at UN her research area was mainly focused on building energy commissioning, and she led the implementation of three building retrofit projects and was involved in the energy audit of approximately 15 projects. At CBE her main research focus is HVAC system control, UFAD, and radiant cooling projects.
Gwen Fuertes is an MS student in the Building Science Program at UC Berkeley. She received BAs in Architectual Studies and Music from Brown University in 2005. After graduation, she worked with the Building Codes Assistance Project within the Alliance to Save Energy, followed by four years at the U.S. Green Building Council, working within the LEED Certification team. She focused on energy and atmosphere (EA) issues and most recently worked on developing the Advanced Energy Modeling for the LEED Technical Manual. Her research interests involve the disparity between simulated and actual energy performance in commercial buildings.
David Heinzerling is an MS student in the Building Science program at UC Berkeley. He received his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. For the five years preceding coming to Berkeley, David was the Director of Technology and mathematics teacher at a high school in Houston for under-served youth. There, he taught a class on sustainable design that eventually culminated in the construction of a LEED Silver residence on campus. His research interests include building performance metrics and applications of energy information systems. David is currently working on developing a wireless-based building performance measurement toolkit.
Anoop Honnekeri is an MS student in the Building Science program at UC Berkeley. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Jaipur, India. He has worked as an intern at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea. His previous research includes passive design strategies for residential housing in Korea and radiant cooling systems for hot and dry Indian climates. At CBE he is currently studying naturally ventilated buildings and adaptive behavior of occupants.
Joyce Kim is a PhD student in the Building Science program at UC Berkeley. She received her BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 2006, and her MS in Sustainable Design from Philadelphia University in 2011. Her professional experience includes energy analysis, building envelope design, construction quality control, and project management. Prior to Berkeley, Joyce worked in the Heat Island Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab focusing on database analysis of cool roof electricity savings in residential buildings. Currently, Joyce is at CBE working on the occupant satisfaction survey of indoor environments in response to the distributed intelligent automated demand response strategies at the new CITRIS headquarter building.
Brennan Less is a Master's candidate in the Building Science program at UC Berkeley. He currently works as a student researcher on residential energy projects in the Energy Performance of Buildings Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. His work focuses on in-depth, end-use energy monitoring of deep energy retrofit homes in Northern California. Other projects include ventilation diagnostics, low-energy residential ventilation and home performance diagnostics and testing. Brennan comes to UC Berkeley with an undergraduate degree in Political Science and French from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His professional experience includes carpentry, project management, energy auditing, building diagnostics, residential energy modeling and green building product sales. At UC Berkeley he hopes to expand his knowledge of building performance and building physics, while working on projects that study and promote deep energy reductions in American housing.
Mallory Taub is an MS student in the Building Science program at UC Berkeley. She holds a BA in Architectural Studies from Brown University and she studied for two years in the Master of Architecture degree program at MIT, where she focused her coursework in building technology. She has worked as a researcher in masonry structures for the MIT Masonry Research Group and for the Block Research Group at the ETH, in rammed earth construction for Architectes de l’urgence, and in post-occupancy testing of natural ventilation systems for MASS Design Group. She has interned at Maclay Architects, Atelier d’Architecture JM Bozetto, Michielli + Wyetzner Architects, and Studios Architecture. Her general areas of interest include passive design strategies, climate specific design, daylighting, hospital design, performance based green building certifications, and low carbon building materials and construction methods.
Rongxin Yin is an MS/PhD student in the Building Sciences program at UC Berkeley. He received his BA in HVAC from Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology in 2005, and his MS in Mechanical Engeineering degree from Tongji University, China, in 2009. He currently works as a graduate student research assistant in the Department of Building Technologies, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). His areas of interest include pre-cooling and demand response studies of commercial buildings, building energy modeling, integration of renewable buildign technologies, building control systems, and green buildings. He is currently working on a project at LBNL developing a Distributed Intelligent Automated Demand Response Buidling Management System.