BTRIC Announcements

Announcements

Buildings publishes web-based tool for mobile phones

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Building Equipment Research Group team has published a free web-based fluid properties tool for mobile phones. Named fProp, the program provides a fluid properties computation tool, easily accessible using iPhones or other mobile devices with an internet connection. The tool includes properties of psychrometric (air), coolant (water and glycols), refrigerants, and...

ORNL wins 2018 Federal Energy and Water Management Award

  ORNL was the winner of a 2018 Federal Energy and Water Management award for its Sustainable Campus Initiative during DOE’s Federal Energy Management Program’s (FEMP) annual awards recognition. ORNL was the only national laboratory to win a program award, recognizing ORNL’s outstanding contributions related to energy and water cost savings, optimized energy and water use and the use of advanced...

Desjarlais honored for research excellence

Andre Desjarlais, a researcher with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Building Technologies Research and Integration Center, has received the 2018 Sustainable Roofing and Waterproofing Alliance’s (SWRA’s) Achievement Award for Excellence in Research. The honor recognizes Desjarlais for a career of contributions to the roofing and waterproofing industry and the field of building science.  His...

Jin Dong Awarded Best Paper by IEEE

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) awarded Building Equipment & Urban Systems Research Group’s Jin Dong with the Best Paper Award for “Model Predictive Control of Building On/Off HVAC Systems to Compensate Fluctuations in Solar Power Generation”, in Proc. Of IEEE 9thInternational Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG). Dong’s work...

Ron Ott new Manager of Building Technologies Program

Ron received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He completed his Ph.D. work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in 1997 through the High Temperature Materials Laboratory graduate fellowship program and returned as staff in 1999.  Ron was instrumental in the creation of the Manufacturing Demonstration...

Dr. Xin Sun selected as Division Director of the Energy and Transportation Science Division.

Dr. Xin Sun was previously a Laboratory Fellow and the Technical Group Leader for the Computational Engineering Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She received her Ph.D. from University of Michigan in 1995, and has worked at Edison Welding Institute and Battelle prior to joining PNNL in 2004. Dr. Sun is well known for applying the fundamental mechanics and physics principles in...

Van Baxter Appointed ASHRAE Director-at-Large

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Sachin Nimbalkar selected as Group Leader for Residential and Commercial Energy Efficiency Group

Sachin Nimbalkar has been selected as the Group Leader for the Residential and Commercial Energy Efficiency Group, effective June 1, 2017.  Sachin began his career at ORNL in 2009 with the Advanced Manufacturing Office’s Technical Assistance Program (TAP), which encompasses the Better Plants Program as well as technical assistance to industry in which he is a Technical Account Manager (TAM). As a...