YAN Da,Ph.D. 中文简历

School of Architecture, Tsinghua University

Beijing, China 100084

yanda@ tsinghua.edu.cn
Tel: 86-10-62789761
Fax: 86-10-62770544

Education

Ph.D. Heating and Air Conditioning Engineering

School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2000

Dissertation: HVAC System Simulation and Analysis Based on Uncertain Inner Heat Gains

Advisor: Prof. Yi Jiang

B.Eng. Heating and Air Conditioning Engineering

      Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1995

 

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, 2009 till now

Lecturer,             School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, 2007-2009

Postdoctoral Fellow,  School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, 2005-2007

 

Since 2005, Da Yan has made significant original contributions across a diverse set of research areas and projects. His research focuses on energy efficiency of buildings in the following four areas:

l        Human Energy-Related Behavior in Buildings

Human behavior influence the building energy use greatly, as well as has big impacts on building performance but is over-simplified or ignored in the building life cycle. Da Yan has been leading a research team conducting a large amount of measurements and questionnaire surveys nationwide to model occupant behavior in both residential and office buildings. An occupancy model based the Markov chain and stochastic models to describe occupants’ operations on appliances have been developed. He is the operating agent of IEA EBC Annex 66 with more than 100 participants from more than 20 countries. The annex aims to set up a standard definition platform, to establish a quantitative simulation methodology to model occupant behavior in buildings, and to understand the influence of occupant behavior on building energy use and the indoor environment.

l        DeST Research and Development 

Building simulation tool is essential for designers and engineers to optimize their design and operation in real applications. Da Yan devoted his effort into the development of the building energy simulation tool DeST (Designer’s Simulation Tool) since 2000. DeST integrated with the AutoCAD platform, a high accuracy and user-friendly interface, is proved to be prominent among peer simulation programs worldwide. The major features of DeST include, three dimensional underground heat transfer simulation, coupling CFD and energy simulations, occupant behavior simulation, uncertainty analysis methodology for internal heat gains, and so on.

l        Building Energy Code and Standards

Building energy code and standards have become more and more stringent in order to support the latest energy goals of central and local governments. His research includes climate data, supporting code development, and enhancing DeST as a compliance tool. He led the development of a climate database with 270 cities and 30 years hourly weather data, which is widely used for building simulation and design in China. He also performed a quite large-scale survey on occupant behavior to set up a more accurate use pattern for energy simulation in code compliance. In addition, he used DeST as a research tool, to analyze the proper insulation level for building fabric in Beijing for both residential and commercial buildings energy efficiency standards. He actively contributed to the development of ASHRAE standard 140 by performing the standard tests for DeST and provided inputs to improve the design new test cases.

l        National Building Energy and Policy Study

With the dynamic development of the economy and raising living standard in China, the energy usage in building has been rapidly increased in last 20 years. It is extremely important to investigate the status of total energy usage in buildings in China, and also figure out the key bottleneck on technology and policy. Da Yan co-leads a research group focusing on the energy usage and policy study in China building stock with Prof. Yi Jiang. This group has performed the investigation on 20,000 units, including residential buildings, office buildings, hotels, etc. The group continuously publishes the Annual Report on Building Energy Research in China, the most reputable reference for building research in China. IEA has adopted this dataset as the China building energy usage, and has a joint publication with Tsinghua University. The research outputs have significant impacts on government policy and industry decision making as well.

 

Teaching Experience

1. Simulation methodology of HVAC systems, a graduate course, 2011 till now

2. Simulation and application of indoor thermal environment in buildings, a graduate course, 2005 till now

3. Professional education in HVAC engineering, an under-graduate course, 2012 till now

4. New evolution of HVAC engineering, an under-graduate course, 2007 till now

 

Services

1. Operating Agent, IEA EBC Annex 66, definition and simulation of occupant behavior in buildings, 2013-2017.

2. National Representative, IBPSA-China (International Building Performance Simulation Association), 2006-present.

3. Assistant Editor, International Journal of Building Simulation, 2007-present.

4. Secretary-general, Association of Simulation in Heating and air conditioning of China, 2005 till now.

5. Secretary-general, International Building Performance Simulation Conference, Beijing, 2007.

6. Member, International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), 2006-present.

7. International Scientific Committee, ASIM 2014, Windsor conference.

8. Journal Referee for Automation in Construction, Applied Energy, Energy Policy, Energy and Buildings, Building and Environment, Renewable Energy, Energy Research & Social Science, Journal of Building Performances Simulation.

9. Proposal Reviewer, International Collaboration Program of Ministry of Science and Technology, NSF of China.

 

Sampled Invited Presentations (6)

1. “Introduction to standard for energy consumption of buildings in China”, Joint workshop ISO/TC 163 and ISO/TC 205, WuXi, China, September 15, 2014.

2. “Influence of Centralization Degree to consumption and system performance of HVAC system”, EETD, LBNL, USA, August 30, 2014.

3. “Human Behavior and Energy Standards”, annual meeting of US-China Clean Energy Center, Building Energy Efficiency Sector, Berkeley, USA, August 26, 2014.

4. “ANNEX 66 for Occupant Behavior”, ASHRAE meeting, Seattle, USA, June 30, 2014.

5. “Case studies of Centralized and Distributed Cooling system in Residential building”, Occupant Behavior Workshop, EETD, LBNL, USA, July 17, 2013.

6. “Building Energy Research in China”, IEA, Paris, February 27, 2013.

 

Main Research Projects (18)

1. IEA (International Energy Agency) Annex 66: Definition and Simulation of Occupant Behavior in Buildings.

2. 12th Five-year Plan National Support Program in China: Technology Research and Demonstration of Building Energy Saving and Efficiency Upgrade in Northeast Cold Regions.

3. 12th Five-year Plan National Support Program in China: Research on Methods and Indicators to Assess Building Energy Efficiency.

4. U.S.-China Clean Enegy Research Center. Sino-US Cooperation in Ultra-low Energy Building Technology Research and Demonstration.

5. National Natural Science Foundation for Youths: Research on Simulation of Occupant Behavior in Buildings.

6. National Natural Science Foundation for Key Program: Research on Theory of Rural Building Thermal Environment and Energy-saving Technology.

7. Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program: Quantitative Modeling of Energy Use of Occupants in Buildings.

8. Beijing Natural Science Foundation of China General Program: Analysis Method of Cooling and Heating Load Simulation of Building Communities.

9. International Co-operation Program of Ministry of Science and Technology: Strategic Research of Housing and Urban Systems to Tackle Climate Change.

10. United Technologies Research Center. Research on Personnel Movement System of Occupants in Buildings.

11. Academy of Engineering Project: Research on Suitability of Technology in Buildings.

12. Key Research Program of Ministry of Railways China. Research on Building Energy Integrated Technology of Large Railway Stations.

13. International Science and Technology Co-operation Program: Key Technologies and Applications of Building Energy Data Collection, Monitoring and Simulation Analysis.

14. International Science and Technology Co-operation Program: Comparative Analysis of Different Building Energy Simulation Programs.

15. International School-Enterprise Co-operation Program: Research on VRF Air Conditioning System Design Methods.

16. International School-Enterprise Co-operation Program: Model Development of Standard Building Energy Consumption Simulation.

17. 11th Five-year Plan National Support Program in China: Design of Building Energy Conservation Methods and Software of Simulation and Analysis of Building Energy Conservation.

18. 10th Five-year Plan National Support Program in China: Research and Development of Software for Analyzing Energy Consumption of Solar Buildings.

 

List of Publications

 

Referred SCI Journal articles (13)

1. Feng, X., Yan, D., Hong, T. (2014). Simulation of occupancy in buildings. Energy and Buildings, In Press.

2. Zhou, X., Yan, D., Hong, T., & Ren, X. (2014). Data analysis and stochastic modeling of lighting energy use in large office buildings in China. Energy and Buildings, 81, 172-182.

3. Ren, X., Yan, D., & Wang, C. (2014). Air-conditioning usage conditional probability model for residential buildings. Building and Environment, 81, 172-182.

4. Sun, K., Yan, D., Hong, T., & Guo, S. (2014). Stochastic modeling of overtime occupancy and its application in building energy simulation and calibration. Building and Environment, 79, 1-12.

5. Zhou, X., Hong, T., & Yan, D. (2014, February). Comparison of HVAC system modeling in EnergyPlus, DeST and DOE-2.1 E. In Building Simulation (Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 21-33). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

6. Li, C., Hong, T., & Yan, D. (2014). An insight into actual energy use and its drivers in high-performance buildings. Applied Energy, 131, 394-410.

7. Zhu, D. D., Yan, D., & Li, Z. (2013). Modelling and applications of annual energy-using simulation module of separated heat pipe heat exchanger. Energy and Buildings, 57, 26-33.

8.  hu, D., Hong, T., Yan, D. (2013). A detailed loads comparison of three building energy modeling programs: EnergyPlus, DeST and DOE-2.1E. Building Simulation, 6, 323-335.

9.  Qin, R., Yan, D., Zhou, X., & Jiang, Y. (2012). Research on a dynamic simulation method of atrium thermal environment based on neural network. Building and Environment, 50, 214-220.

10. Peng, C., Yan, D., Wu, R., Wang, C., Zhou, X., & Jiang, Y. (2012, June). Quantitative description and simulation of human behavior in residential buildings. In Building Simulation (Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 85-94). Tsinghua Press.

11. Wang, C., Yan, D., & Jiang, Y. (2011, June). A novel approach for building occupancy simulation. In Building simulation (Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 149-167). Tsinghua Press.

12. Yan, D., Xia, J., Tang, W., Song, F., Zhang, X., & Jiang, Y. (2008, June). DeST - An integrated building simulation toolkit Part I: Fundamentals. In Building Simulation (Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 95-110). Tsinghua Press.

13. Yan, D., Song, F., Yang, X., Jiang, Y., Zhao, B., Zhang, X. & Sahm, M. (2008). An integrated modeling tool for simultaneous analysis of thermal performance and indoor air quality in buildings. Building and Environment, 43(3), 287-293.

 

Referred Journal articles in Chinese (25)

1. Zhang, Q., Yan D., et. al. Impact analysis of indoor heat gain spatial diverse characteristics on air conditioning system design and capacity in office building. (2014) Heating Ventilating & Air Conditioning, 44(10), 26-32. In Chinese.

2. Ren, X., Yan, D. A study of lighting energy consumption model for office buildings based on occupant behavior. (2014) Building Science, 30(6), 1-9. In Chinese.

3. Zhou, X., Yan, D., et. al. Comparison and research about centralized and distributed air conditioning systems in residential buildings. (2014) Heating Ventilating & Air Conditioning, 7, 18-25. In Chinese.

4. Guo, S., Yan, D., et. al. Case studies and key questions of space heating in residential buildings in Yangtze Rive basin. (2014) Heating Ventilating & Air Conditioning, 44(6), 25-32. In Chinese.

5. Zhou, X., Yan, D., An, J., Hong, T. Comparison and analysis of energy consumption of four office buildings in China and the United States. (2014) Building Science, 30(6), 55-65. In Chinese.

6. Guo, S., Yan D., el. al. Status investigation and test on heating of residential buildings in winter in Shanghai. (2014) Heating Ventilating & Air Conditioning, 44(6), 11-15. In Chinese.

7. Zhou, X., Yan, D., Hong, T., Zhu, D. Comparison and research on HVAC system simulation part for different building energy modeling programs. (2014) Heating Ventilating & Air Conditioning, 44(4), 113-131. In Chinese.

8. Feng, X., Yan, D., Peng, C., Jiang, Y. Influence of residential building air tightness on energy consumption. (2014) Heating Ventilating & Air Conditioning, 44(2), 5-14. In Chinese.

9. Sun, H., Wu, R., Yan, D. Development and application of BIM data interface for building energy consumption simulation software. (2013) Building Science, 29(12), 11-15. In Chinese.

10. Zhou, X., Yan, D., Ren, X., Hong, T. Data analysis and modeling of lighting energy use in large office buildings. (2013) China Illuminating Engineering Journal, 24(4), 14-23. In Chinese.

11. Liu, Y., Deng, G., Peng C., Yan, D. Current situation investigation and numerical simulation study of natural air infiltration in railway stations. (2012) Heating Ventilating & Air Conditioning, 42(12), 53-59. In Chinese.

12. Zhu, D., Yan, D., Li, Z. Annual energy consumption simulation of separated heat-pipe heat exchanger. (2012) Heating Ventilating & Air Conditioning, 43(2), 118-123. In Chinese.

13. Zhu, D., Yan, D. Calculation of solar radiation and generated energy on inclined plane and optimal inclined angle. (2012) Building Science, 28(2), 277-281. In Chinese.

14. Jiang, Y., Peng, C., Yan, D. China Road Map for Building Energy Conservation. (2012) Construction Science and Technology, 2, 12-19. In Chinese.

15. Zhu, D., Yan, D., Wang, C., Hong, T. Comparison of building energy simulation programs: DeST, EnergyPlus and DOE-2. (2012) Building Science, 28(2), 213-222. In Chinese.

16. Ren, X., Hu, S., Yan, D., Peng, C. Research on electricity use modelling of household appliances based on measurements. (2012) Building Science, 28(2), 223-230. In Chinese.

17. Sun, K., Zhang, Q., Yan, D. Comparison and analysis of cooling energy consumption in large-scale office buildings in Beijing and Hong Kong. (2012) Building Science, 28(2), 232-235. In Chinese.

18. Luo, T., Yan, D., el. al. Investigation and optimization design for daylighting of railway station. (2012) China Illuminating Engineering Journal, 23(1), 20-29. In Chinese.

19. Luo, T., Yan, D., et. al. Comparative study on simulation software of neutral lighting environment. (2011) Building Science, 27(10), 1-6. In Chinese.

20. Liu, Y., Peng, C., Yan, D. Indoor environment status and energy saving design investigation of railway stations. (2011) Heating Ventilating & Air Conditioning, 41(7), 51-57. In Chinese.

21. Luo, T., Yan D., Lin, R., Wang, S. Study and application on the typical yearly daylight illuminance. (2011) China Illuminating Engineering Journal, 22(5), 1-6. In Chinese.

22. Peng, C., Yan, D., Zhou, X. Effect of building air tightness on energy consumption for heating. (2010) Heating Ventilating & Air Conditioning, 40(9), 107-111. In Chinese.

23. Qin, R., Liu, Y., Yan, D., Jiang, Y. Influence of raising set temperature of air conditioning systems in summer on energy consumption of office buildings. Heating Ventilating & Air Conditioning, 37(8), 3-7. In Chinese.

24. Li, Z., Jiang, Y., Yan, D. Simulation and analysis of intermittent heating in residential buildings. (2005) Heating Ventilating & Air Conditioning, 35(8), 110-113. In Chinese.

25. Yan, D., Xie, X., Song, F., Jiang, Y. Building environment design simulation software DeST(1): an overview of developments and information of building simulation and DeST. (2004) Heating Ventilating & Air Conditioning, 34(7), 49-56. In Chinese.

 

Referred Conference papers (11)

1. Zhou, X., Yan, D., Deng, G. Influence of occupant behavior on the efficiency of a district cooling system. Proceedings of the 13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, Chambery, France, August 26-28, 2013.

2. Zhu, D., Yan, D., Li, Z. Annual energy-using simulation of separate heat-pipe heating exchanger. Proceedings of the 12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, Sydney, 14-16 November, 2011.

3. Zhu, Q., Yan, D. Dynamic simulation of atrium thermal environment aiding building design. Proceedings of the 10th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, Beijing, 3-6 September, 2007.

4. Yan, D., Jiang, Y. HVAC system simulation and analysis based on uncertain inner heat gains. Proceedings of the 10th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, Beijing, 3-6 September, 2007.

5. Gao, Y., Zhang, X., Yan, D. Building use modes impact on simulation results and scheme evaluation. Proceedings of the 10th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, Beijing, 3-6 September, 2007.

6. Yi, Y., Lee, J., Malkawi, A., Wang, C., Jiang, Y., Yan, D. Data-centric simulation interoperability using the DeST simulation platform. Proceedings of the 10th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, Beijing, 3-6 September, 2007.

7. Zhang, X., Yan, D., Jiang, Y. Energy labeling system for residential building in China. Proceedings of the 10th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, Beijing, 3-6 September, 2007.

8. Yan, D., Tang W., Xia J. A Study on HVAC Scheme Design Simulation Methodology, 7th International Conference on System Simulation in Buildings, Liège, December 11-13, 2006

9. Yan D., Song F., et. al. An Integrated Modeling Tool for Simultaneous Analysis of Thermal Performance and Indoor Air Quality in Building, Proceedings of the 10th International conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, September 4-9, 2005

10. Yan D., Tang W., Jiang Y. An overview of developments and information of a Building Simulation Tool – DeST, Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, August 9-11, 2005

11. Yan D., Zhu Y.. Case Study: YBS Building Simulation Using DeST. IEA Annex 40, 2003

 

Books and Reports (9)

1. China Annual Report on building energy efficiency. China Architecture and Building Press. 2011, 2013 and 2014.

2. Simulation and analysis on building environment system – DeST. China Building Industry Press.

3. Meteorological datasets for building thermal environment in China. China Building Industry Press.

4. Hong, T., Yan, D., et. al. Integrated Design for High Performance Buildings. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. June 2014.

5. Hong, T., Yan, D., Sun, K., Guo, S. Stochastic Modeling of Overtime Occupancy and Its Application in Building Energy Simulation and Calibration. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. May 2014.

6. Hong, T., Yan, D., Zhou X. Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: HVAC Systems. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. August 2013.

7. Hong, T., Yan, D., et. al. Building Performance Simulation. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. June 2013.

8. Stolten, D., Scherer, V., Peng, C., Yan, D., Jiang, Y. China Road Map for Building Energy Conservation. Transition to Renewable Energy Systems, pp. 891-911.

9. Hong, T., Yan, D., Zhu, D., Wang, C. Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: Building Loads. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. June 2012.

 

Standards and Codes (4)

1. GB50019-201x. Design Code for Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning of Industrial Buildings. Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China.

2. DB11/687-2009. Design Standard for Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings. Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning, Beijing Municipal Administration of Quality and Technology Supervision.

3. DB11/891-2012. Design Standard for Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings. Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning, Beijing Municipal Administration of Quality and Technology Supervision.

4. DB11/Txxx-201x. Assessment Standard for Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings. Beijing Municipal Commission of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Beijing Municipal Administration of Quality and Technology Supervision.

 

 

Honors and awards (8)

1. Youth outstanding paper award. The adaptability of residential buildings with high-performance envelop in China. HVAC National Academic Conference, 2014.

2. Best paper award. Quantitative description and simulation of human behavior in residential buildings. Journal of Building Simulation, 2012.

3. Youth outstanding paper award. Research on electricity use modelling of household appliances based on measurements. HVAC National Academic Conference, 2012.

4. Youth outstanding paper award. Calculation of solar radiation and generated energy on inclined plane and optimal inclined angle. HVAC National Academic Conference, 2012.

5. Best paper award. A novel approach for building occupancy simulation. Journal of Building Simulation, 2011.

6. Second prize for science and technology of Ministry of Railways, China. Research on building energy integrated technology of large railway stations, 2011.

7. Youth outstanding paper award. Measurement and research on partial load property of VRF systems. HVAC National Academic Conference, 2010.

8. Second national prize for scientific and technological progress of China. Development and application of DeST for building energy conservation, 2009.