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Ronald Underhill

Ronald Underhill

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Ron Underhill is a specialist with the Energy Technology Development group of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) since 2011, but has worked at PNNL since 1992. Mr. Underhill has over 35 years of experience in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC) field, related primarily to application of controls. Prior to working at PNNL he worked 10 years for a Fortune 100 company where he was responsible for design, installation and startup of building automation systems in commercial buildings. This carried over to his work with PNNL's Facility & Operations department, where he first worked before joining ETD. He is currently supporting several projects for DOE and GSA. Mr. Underhill was on the PNNL team that was awarded the 2004 Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal Energy Management.

Research Interests

  • Building retuning
  • Building diagnostics
  • Building controls and unique energy recovery processes, using existing building HVAC infrastructure systems

Education and Credentials

  • AA Spokane Community College
  • Certified Energy Manager

PNNL Publications

2019

  • Wang W., S. Katipamula, H. Ngo, and R.M. Underhill. 2019. "Energy Performance Evaluation of Variable-Speed Packaged Rooftop Units Using Field measurements and Building Energy Simulation." Energy and Buildings 183. PNNL-SA-139774. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.10.031

2018

  • Katipamula S., R.M. Underhill, R.G. Lutes, and S. Huang. 2018. Automatic Identification of Retro-commissioning Measures. PNNL-27338. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2017

  • Fernandez N., S. Katipamula, and R.M. Underhill. 2017. "Optimizing Control of Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems with Energy Recovery in Commercial Buildings." Journal of Energy Engineering 143, no. 1. PNNL-ACT-SA-10075. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EY.1943-7897.0000368
  • Katipamula S., C.D. Corbin, J.N. Haack, H. Hao, W. Kim, D.J. Hostick, and B.A. Akyol, et al. 2017. Transactive Campus Energy Systems: Final Report. PNNL-26866. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Transactive Campus Energy Systems: Final Report
  • Katipamula S., W. Wang, H. Ngo, and R.M. Underhill. 2017. Field Evaluation of the Performance of the RTU Challenge Unit: Daikin Rebel. PNNL-26279. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Field Evaluation of the Performance of the RTU Challenge Unit: Daikin Rebel

2016

  • Glantz C.S., S. Somasundaram, M.E. Mylrea, R.M. Underhill, and A.K. Nicholls. 2016. "Evaluating the Maturity of Cybersecurity Programs for Building Control Systems." In ACEEE Summer study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 21-26, 2016, Pacific Grove, California, 12-1 - 12-12. Washington Dc, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-116581.
  • Kim W., S. Katipamula, R.G. Lutes, and R.M. Underhill. 2016. Behind the Meter Grid Services: Intelligent Load Control. PNNL-26034. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Behind the Meter Grid Services: Intelligent Load Control
  • Kim W., S. Katipamula, R.G. Lutes, and R.M. Underhill. 2016. Development and Evaluation of Algorithms to Improve Small- and Medium-Size Commercial Building Operations. PNNL-25996. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Development and Evaluation of Algorithms to Improve Small- and Medium-Size Commercial Building Operations

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