Our guest this episode is Dr. William Bahnfleth, ASHRAE past President and Professor of Architectural Engineering at Penn State University.
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In this episode, we discuss;
• Autonomous, self-tuning buildings systems • Wellness movement gaining traction
• Monetizing building performance data
And much more……
For more information on Bill and his work;
William (Bill) Bahnfleth is Professor and Director of the Indoor Environment Center in the Department of Architectural Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in University Park, PA, where he has been employed since 1994. Previously, he was a Senior Consultant for ZBA, Inc. in Cincinnati, OH and a Principal Investigator at the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory in Champaign, IL. He holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, where he also earned an undergraduate degree in music (pipe organ performance), and is a registered professional engineer.
At Penn State, Dr. Bahnfleth teaches undergraduate courses in HVAC fundamentals and controls and graduate courses in chilled water systems, hot water and steam systems, and indoor air quality. His research interests cover a wide variety of indoor environmental control topics, including chilled water pumping systems, stratified thermal energy storage, protection of building occupants from indoor bioaerosol releases, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation systems, and others. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 technical papers and 11 books and book chapters. He consults regularly on the design of chilled water thermal energy storage systems and has been involved in more than 20 projects world-wide.
Dr. Bahnfleth is a fellow of both ASHRAE and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and is also a member of the International Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ), the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), Sigma Xi, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE). He has served ASHRAE in a variety of capacities, including Student Branch Advisor, Chapter Governor, Technical Committee and Standing Committee Chair, and as Director-at-Large, Vice President, Treasurer, and 2013-14 Society President. He is the recipient of a 1st place ASHRAE Technology Award, Transactions Paper Award, and Distinguished Service and Exceptional Service Awards.