Research and develop methods and models to simulate energy performance of buildings at urban scale. Develop methods and models to simulate human energy behavior.
Current research in LBNL’s Building Technology and Urban Systems Department includes the development and application of building energy simulation, research on building controls, performance monitoring, glazings, window systems, high performance facades, management of peak electricity demand and benchmarking of building energy performance. The incumbent will focus on research and development of methods and models for urban scale modeling and human behavior modeling but will collaborate with BTUs staff on related projects.
Research and develop advanced building energy simulation software for urban scale modeling
Research and develop methods and models to simulate human behavior
Apply building simulations in the integrated design process
Write technical reports and journal articles
Work effectively in a small team in multi-disciplinary science project
Use simulation programs e.g. EnergyPlus, DOE-2, DeST to support building design or retrofit
Develop research proposals
A Ph.D. relating to the energy and environmental performance of buildings.
Understanding of the scientific and mathematical basis of simulation and its application to solving building thermal problems.
Experience in urban scale modeling and analysis tools.
Understanding of building heating, cooling, ventilation and control processes and equipment.
Familiar with EnergyPlus or DeST
Demonstration of ability to write technical reports and journal articles
Excellent oral communications; ability to work in a team environment.
Knowledge of building HVAC design and operation; building control systems.
Knowledge of building design process and role of simulation in low energy design
Knowledge of computer programming in FORTRAN, C/C++, etc.
This is a 2 year term appointment with the possibility of renewal for up to 5 years based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to the development of a diverse workforce.
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