Joshua Ryan New

Joshua R New

Distinguished R&D Staff Member

Dr. Joshua New is a computer scientist joining Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in 2009, M&O with DOE's Building Technologies Office (BTO) in 2021, and holds a Joint Faculty Position with The University of Tennessee since 2012. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Tennessee in 2009, his M.S. in Computer Systems and Software Design and his B.S. with a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics with a Physics minor from Jacksonville State University.

Dr. New is a member of the Grid-Interactive Controls group, Building Technologies Research and Integration Center (BTRIC), and ORNL’s Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI). He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications and has led more than 45 competitively-awarded projects in the past 5 years involving websites, web services, databases, simulation development, visual analytics, supercomputing using the world’s #1 fastest supercomputer and artificial intelligence for big data mining. He is a Senior IEEE member, Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), certified Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) representative, and voting member and officer within several Technical and Standards Committees of ASHRAE.

Dr. New has worked most recently to prioritize utility use cases and create OpenStudio and EnergyPlus models of over 178,000 buildings - using non-traditional data sources and algorithms - to provide a simulation-based quantification of energy, demand, emissions, and cost savings for each building validated against 15-minute whole-building electrical use ( His team has focused on nation-scale building energy modeling data sources and algorithms to accomplish their 5-year vision to create, simulate, and analyze a model of every U.S. building - 122.9 million building models available at

Certification: Investor Ready Energy Efficiency, 2020

Certification: Certified Scrum Master, 2019

Copyright: "AutoGen", 2019. U.S. Copyright Office (Registration Number TXu 2-159-000) - Automatic EnergyPlus file modifier/generator, world's fastest building energy model creator utilizing text replacement for variable in EnergyPlus files.

Copyright: "AutoSim", 2019. U.S. Copyright Office (Registration Number TXu 2-141-960, UT-Battelle 80000011) - world's fastest buildings simulator for scalably distributing EnergyPlus files on High Performance Computing devices, simulating on virtual disk, and returning results for storage and analysis.

ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award, 2018

Certification: Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP), 2018

Certification: Project Management Professional (PMP), 2017

Certification: Certified Energy Manager (CEM), 2017 IEEE Senior Member (8% of 430,000+ members), 2017

Copyright: "EnergyPlus", 2017 (UT-Battelle (OS17-00113)

R&D 100, 2016. "Roof Savings Calculator Suite" in Software/Services. "Oscars of Innovation" award as one of the nation's top 100 most significant new products of the year.

Copyright: "Linked-View Parallel Coordinate Plot Renderer", 2016. U.S. Copyright Office (Registration Number TXu 1-999-905, UT-Battelle 90000020)

Copyright: "Roof Savings Calculator Suite", 2016. U.S. Copyright Office (Registration Number TXu 2-022-059, UT-Battelle 50000108)

Lab-Corps, Cohort #1, 2015. 1 of 14 nationally-selected teams for participation in a 6-week entrepreneurial bootcamp for commercializing technologies from a national lab.