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Yan Chen

Yan Chen

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Dr. Yan Chen joined PNNL in 2015 as a building energy research engineer working on the Building Energy Codes Program. Prior to joining PNNL, Yan participated in a variety of research studies at Purdue University, University of Missouri, and the Pennsylvania State University, including advanced building control strategy development, building control information modeling, agricultural building air pollutants monitoring, and ventilation measurement. He also interned at Sebesta Inc. for building commissioning. His dissertation focused on building control knowledge information modeling and the development of control selfconfiguration. Yan is currently working on building energy simulations and analyses to support the development and implementation of energy codes and standards.

Research Interests

  • Building Energy Modeling
  • Building Codes and Standards Analyses
  • High-Performance Building Technologies
  • Advanced Control Strategies
  • Sustainable Building Environment

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S.E., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University
  • B.E., Electrical Engineering, Tianjin University, China

PNNL Publications

2019

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. Final Energy Savings Analysis of the Proposed NYStretch-Energy Code 2018
  • Chen Y., S. Huang, and D.L. Vrabie. 2018. "A SIMULATION BASED APPROACH TO IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF PHYSICAL FAULTS: LARGE COMMERCIAL BUILDING HVAC CASE STUDY." In 2018 Building Performance Modeling Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA, September 26028, 2018, Chicago, IL, 823-830. Atlanta, Georgia:American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. PNNL-SA-132276.
  • Huang S., Y. Chen, P.W. Ehrlich, and D.L. Vrabie. 2018. "A Control-oriented Building Envelope and HVAC System Simulation Model for a Typical Large Office Building." In 2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA, September 26-28, 2018, Chicago, IL, 729-736. Atlanta, Georgia:American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. PNNL-SA-132275.
  • Kundu S., T. Ramachandran, Y. Chen, and D.L. Vrabie. 2018. "Optimal Energy Consumption Forecast for Grid Responsive Buildings: A Sensitivity Analysis." In IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA 2018), August 21-24, 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark, 230-236. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-132105. doi:10.1109/CCTA.2018.8511607
  • Xie Y., V.V. Mendon, M.A. Halverson, R. Bartlett, J.E. Hathaway, Y. Chen, and M.I. Rosenberg, et al. 2018. "Assessing Overall Building Energy Performance of a Large Population of Residential Single-Family Homes Using Limited Field Data." Journal of Building Performance Simulation 12, no. 4:480-493. PNNL-SA-131346. doi:10.1080/19401493.2018.1477833

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. City Reach Code Technical Support Document
  • 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.
  • Ramachandran T., S. Kundu, Y. Chen, and D.L. Vrabie. 2017. "Towards a framework for selection of supervisory control for commercial buildings: HVAC system energy efficiency." In American Control Conference (ACC 2017), May 24-26, 2017, Seattle, Washington, 2925-2930. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-121108. doi:10.23919/ACC.2017.7963395
  • Ramachandran T., S. Kundu, Y. Chen, and D.L. Vrabie. 2017. "Towards a framework for selection of supervisory control for commercial buildings: HVAC system energy efficiency." In American Control Conference (ACC 2017), May 24-26, 2017, Seattle, Washington, 2925-2930. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-124310. doi:10.23919/ACC.2017.7963395

2016

  • Chen Y., S.J. Treado, and J.I. Messner. 2016. "Building HVAC Control Knowledge Data Schema - Towards a Unified Representation of Control System Knowledge." Automation in Construction 72, no. Part 2:Pages 174-186. PNNL-SA-120039. doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2016.08.036

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