Publications: BTUS Modeling and Simulation
Wang, Zhe, Tianzhen Hong, and Mary Ann Piette."Building thermal load prediction through shallow machine learning and deep learning."Applied Energy 263 (2020) 114683. DOI
Wang, Zhe, Tianzhen Hong, Mary Ann Piette, and Marco Pritoni."Inferring occupant counts from Wi-Fi data in buildings through machine learning."Building and Environment 158 (2019) 281 - 294. DOI
Wang, Zhe, Tianzhen Hong, and Mary Ann Piette."Predicting plug loads with occupant count data through a deep learning approach."Energy 181 (2019) 29 - 42. DOI
Wang, Zhe, Tianzhen Hong, and Mary Ann Piette."Data fusion in predicting internal heat gains for office buildings through a deep learning approach."Applied Energy 240 (2019) 386 - 398. DOI
Blum, David H., K. Arendt, Lisa Rivalin, Mary Ann Piette, Michael Wetter, and C.T. Veje."Practical factors of envelope model setup and their effects on the performance of model predictive control for building heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems."Applied Energy 236 (2019) 410 - 425. DOI
Wang, Zhe, Tianzhen Hong, and Ruoxi Jia."Buildings.Occupants: a Modelica package for modelling occupant behaviour in buildings."Journal of Building Performance Simulation (2018) 1 - 12. DOI
Blum, David H., and Michael Wetter."MPCPy: An Open-Source Software Platform for Model Predictive Control in Buildings."Proceedings of the 15th IBPSA Conference: Building Simulation 2017 (2017).
Wetter, Michael, Marco Bonvini, and Thierry Stephane Nouidui."Equation-based languages – A new paradigm for building energy modeling, simulation and optimization."Energy and Buildings 117 (2015) 290-300. DOI
Hong, Tianzhen, Cheng Li, and Da Yan."Updates to the China Design Standard for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings."Energy Policy 87 (2015) 187-198. DOI
Yan, Da, William O'Brien, Tianzhen Hong, Xiaohang Feng, H. Burak Gunay, Farhang Tahmasebi, and Ardeshir Mahdavi."Occupant Behavior Modeling for Building Performance Simulation: Current State and Future Challenges."Energy and Buildings 107 (2015) 264-278. DOI
Hong, Tianzhen, Simona D'Oca, William J. N. Turner, and Sarah C. Taylor-Lange."An Ontology to Represent Energy-related Occupant Behavior in Buildings Part I: Introduction to the DNAs Framework."Building and Environment 92 (2015) 764-777. DOI
Hong, Tianzhen, Simona D'Oca, Sarah C. Taylor-Lange, William J. N. Turner, Yixing Chen, and Stefano P. Corgnati."An Ontology to Represent Energy-Related Occupant Behavior in Buildings. Part II: Implementation of the DNAS framework using an XML schema."Building and Environment 94.1 (2015) 196-205. DOI
Ren, Xiaoxin, Da Yan, and Tianzhen Hong."Data Mining of Space Heating System Performance in Affordable Housing."Building and Environment 89 (2015) 1-13. DOI
Lee, Eleanor S., Xiufeng Pang, Andrew McNeil, Sabine Hoffmann, Anothai Thanachareonkit, Zhengrong Li, and Yong Ding."Assessment of the Potential to Achieve Very Low Energy Use in Public Buildings in China with Advanced Window and Shading Systems."Buildings 5.2 (2015) 668-699. DOI
D'Oca, Simona, and Tianzhen Hong."Occupancy Schedules Learning Process Through a Data Mining Framework."Energy and Buildings 88 (2015) 395-408. DOI
Zhou, Xin, Da Yan, Tianzhen Hong, and Xiaoxin Ren."Data Analysis and Stochastic Modeling of Lighting Energy Use in Large Office Buildings in China."Energy and Buildings 86 (2015) 275-287. DOI
Feng, Xiaohang, Da Yan, and Tianzhen Hong."Simulation of Occupancy in Buildings."Energy and Buildings 87 (2015) 348-359. DOI
Xia, Jianjun, Tianzhen Hong, Qi Shen, Wei Feng, Le Yang, Piljae Im, Alison Lu, and Mahabir Bhandari."Comparison of Building Energy Use Data Between the United States and China."Energy and Buildings 78 (2014) 165-175. DOI
Hong, Tianzhen, Le Yang, David Hill, and Wei Feng."Data and Analytics to Inform Energy Retrofit of High Performance Buildings."Applied Energy 126 (2014) 90-106. DOI
Li, Cheng, and Tianzhen Hong."Revisit of Energy Use and Technologies of High Performance Buildings."2014 ASHRAE Annual Conference (2014).
Hong, Tianzhen, Wen-Kuei Chang, and Hung-Wen Lin."A Fresh Look at Weather Impact on Peak Electricity Demand and Energy Use of Buildings Using 30-Year Actual Weather Data."Applied Energy 111 (2013) 333-350. DOI
Hong, Tianzhen, Wei Feng, Alison Lu, Jianjun Xia, Le Yang, Qi Shen, Piljae Im, and Mahabir Bhandari."Building Energy Monitoring and Analysis." (2013).
Chang, Wen-Kuei, and Tianzhen Hong."Statistical Analysis and Modeling of Occupancy Patterns in Open-Plan Offices using Measured Lighting-Switch Data."Building Simulation 6.1 (2013) 23–32. DOI
Zhou, Xin, Da Yan, Xiaoxin Ren, and Tianzhen Hong."Data Analysis and Modeling of Lighting Energy Use in Large Office Buildings." (2013).
Lin, Hung-Wen, and Tianzhen Hong."An In-Depth Analysis of Space Heating Energy Use in Office Buildings."ACEEE 2012 Summer Study (2012).