ZHU Yinxin
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Built Environment and HVAC Engineering



Ph.D., Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, 1989

B.Eng., Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, 1984


Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University

1989-1993, Assistant Professor

1993-1998, Associate Professor

1998-2000, Professor

1997-2000, Deputy dean of Department of Thermal Engineering


Dept. of Architecture, School of Engineering Nagoya University, Japan

July 1992—Oct. 1993, Fellow of Japan Society for the Promoting of  Science

July 2002-Dec.2002, Guest Professor

April 2008-March 2009, Invited Professor


Department of Building Science, School of Architecture, Tsinghua  University

2000-Present, Professor

Dec.2008 –Present, Vice-dean of School of Architecture

Dec. 2008–Present, Head of Dept. of Building Science

March 2009–Present, Vice Head of Key Lab of Ministry of Education on  Eco-Urban Planning and Green Building Research

March 2005–Present, Vice Head of Building Energy Research Center,  Tsinghua University

2004–2008, Director of Institute of Built Environment



Social Organization

1.    Chair of China National Steering Committee for Higher Education of  Building Environment and Energy Engineering

2.     Vice-Chair of China National Board of Education Accreditation for HVAC   Engineering

3.     Vice-Chair of Beijing Association of HVAC Engineers

4.     The editorial board members of Energy and Buildings, Building  and Environment, Journal of Asia Architecture and Building  Engineering, Building Simulation, Building Performance  Simulation(IBPSA’s official journal), and International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban  Development

5.     Academy Fellow of ISIAQ (International Society of Indoor Air Quality and  Climate)

6.     Academy Fellow of IBPSA (International Building Performance Simulation  Association)


Research Projects

1.     Sub-project of 973 National Fundamental Research Program “Fundamental  research on airliner cabin environment”:  Thermal comfort in airliner  cabin, Jan. 2012-Dec. 2016

2.     Momentous Project of National Natural Science Foundation: Fundamental  research on dynamic thermal environment and human thermal comfort, Jan.  2009-Dec. 2012

3.     Momentous Project of 11th 5-year National Plan: Building  simulation toolkits and design methodology for building energy  efficiency, 2006-2010

4.     Projects of 11th 5-year National Plan: Indoor environment  quality assessment system for single zone, 2006-2010

5.     Project of National Natural Science Fund: Air velocity fluctuation  properties and impact to building environment, 2005-2007

6.      Project of Ministry of Science and Technology, Virtual reality for  subway emergency and countermeasure decision-making system, 2005-2006

7.     The 10th 5-year national plan project: Developing pivotal technologies  for green buildings, sponsored by Ministry of Science and Technology,  2004-2005

8.      Project of National Natural Science Fund: Dynamic thermal comfort and  evaluation, 2003-2005

9.      Project of Ministry of Science and Technology, Green Olympic Building  Assessment System (GOBAS), 2002-2004

10.    Project of Ministry of Science and Technology, Energy rating system for  new buildings and low energy consumption demonstration building,  2002-2003

11.    Project of Ministry of Education, Subway system thermal environment  control and smoke control in fire emergency, 1995-1997



1.      Built Environment, 2 credits, 32 hours, 30 undergraduate students

2.      Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, 4 credits, 64 hours, 30  undergraduate students

3.      HVAC System Design, 16 weeks, 30 undergraduate students

4.      Green Building and Sustainability, 1 credits, 16 hours, 150 students


Professional Honors and Awards

1.     Library of Shandong Transportation College, the 1st-class Prize of Green  Building Innovation, awarded by the Ministry of Construction, 2007

2.     Green Olympic Building Assessment System (GOBAS), the 1st-class  Prize of Science and Technology, awarded by Beijing Municipal Science  and Technology Commission, 2005

3.     Meridian Gate Exhibition Hall of the Palace Museum, UNESCO Asia-Pacific  Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation, 2005

4.     Subway Thermal Environment Study, the Second-class Prize of Progress in  Science & Technology award by Ministry of Education, 2000

5.     Professional practice in education of building service engineering, the  1st-class Prize of University Education, awarded by Beijing  Municipal Commission of Education, 2008

6.      Distinguished Professor for Teaching, awarded by Beijing Municipal  Commission of Education, 2008




Journal Papers

1.     Li Huang, Qin Ouyang, Yingxin Zhu, Lingfei Jiang. A study about the  demand for air movement in warm environment. Building and Environment,  61 (2013): 27-33

2.     Weilin Cui, Guoguang Cao, Qin Ouyang, Yingxin Zhu, Influence of dynamic  environment with different airflows on human performance. Building and  Environment, 62 (2013): 124-132

3.     Juan Yu, Qin Ouyang, Yingxin Zhu, Henggen Shen, Guoguang Cao, Weilin  Cui, A Comparison of the Thermal Adaptability of People Accustomed to  Air Conditioned Environments and Naturally Ventilated Environments,  Indoor Air, 2012, 22: 110–118

4.     Jie Ma, Xiaofeng Li, Yingxin Zhu: A simplified method to predict the  outdoor thermal environment in residential district, Building  Simulation, 5(2): 157-167, 2012

5.     Zhen Zeng, Xiaofeng Li, Cheng Li, Yingxin Zhu, Modeling ventilation in  naturally ventilated double skin façade with a ventilation blind.  Building and Environment, 57(2012):1-6

6.     Li Huang, Qin Ouyang, Yingxin Zhu, Perceptible airflow fluctuation  frequency and human thermal response, Building and Environment, 54  (2012): 14-19

7.     Li Huang; Yinxin Zhu; Qin Ouyang; Bin Cao, A Study on the Effects of  Thermal, Luminous, and Acoustic Environments on Indoor Environmental  Comfort in Offices, Building and Environment, 49 (2012): 304-309

8.     Cheng Li, Xiaofeng Li, Yaxuan Su, Yingxin Zhu: A new Zero-equation  turbulence model for micro-scale climate simulation, Building and  Environment, 47 (2012): 243-255, 2012

9.     Jinjing Hua, Qin Ouyang, Yiran Wang, Hui Li, and Yingxin Zhu: A Dynamic  Air Supply Device Used to Produce Simulated Natural Wind in an Indoor  Environment, Building and Environment, 47(2012): 349-356, 2012

10.    Bin Cao, Qin Ouyang, Yingxin Zhu, Li Huang, Hu Hongbo, Deng Gaofeng:  Development of a multivariate regression model for overall satisfaction  in public buildings based on field studies in Beijing and Shanghai,  Building and Environment, 47(2012): 394-399, 2012

11.    Bin Cao, Yingxin Zhu, Qin Ouyang, Xiang Zhou, Li Huang, Field study of  human thermal comfort and thermal adaptability during the summer and  winter in Beijing, Energy and Buildings, 43(2011):1051-1056, 2011

12.    Li Huang, Yingxin Zhu, Q Ouyang, B Cao, Field survey of indoor thermal  comfort in rural housing of northern China in heating season, Journal of  Southeast University (English Edition), 2010, 26 (2):169-172

13.    Juan Yu, Yingxin Zhu, Q Ouyang, B Cao, Experimental study on the effects  of climatic characteristics on people's adaptability to thermal  environment, Journal of Southeast University (English Edition), 2010, 26  (2):279-282

14.    Yingxin ZHU, Borong LIN, Bin YUAN, Low-cost green buildings practice in  China: Library of Shandong Transportation College, Frontiers of Energy  and Power Engineering in China, 2010, 4(1): 100-105

15.    Feng Ning, Ma Jie, Lin BR, Zhu YX, Impact of landscape on wind  environment in residential area, Journal of Central South University of  Technology, 16 (Suppl. 1): 80-83, Dec. 2009

16.    Yu Qiong, Zhou XR, Lin BR, Zhu YX, Simplified prediction model for  lighting energy consumption in office building scheme design, Journal of  Central South University of Technology, 16 (Suppl. 1): 28-32, Dec. 2009

17.    Gu Lijing, Lin Borong, Gu Daojin, Zhu Yingxin, An endpoint damage  oriented model for life cycle environmental impact assessment of  buildings in China, Chinese Science Bulletin, 53 (23), 3762-3769, Dec.  2008

18.    Borong Lin, Xiaofeng Li, Yingxin Zhu & Youguo Qin, Numerical simulation  studies of the different vegetation patterns’ effect on outdoor  pedestrian thermal comfort, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial  Aerodynamics, 96 (2008): 1707-1718, 2008

19.    Lijing Gu, Borong Lin, Yingxin Zhu, Daojin Gu, Mingxing Huang, Jiazi Gai,  Integrated assessment method for building life cycle environmental and  economic performance, Building Simulation, an International Journal,  2008 (2): 169-177 2008

20.    Chunhai Xia, Yingxin ZHU & Boronmg LIN, Building Simulation as  Assistance in the Conceptual Design, Building Simulation, an  International Journal, 2008 (1): 46-52, 2008

21.    Xia Chunhai, Zhu Yingxin, Borong Lin. Renewable energy utilization  evaluation method in green buildings. Renewable Energy, 2008, 33  (5):883-886.

22.    Hongjun Li, Xiaochun Chen, Qin Ouyang, Yingxin Zhu, Wavelet Analysis on  Fluctuating Characteristics of Airflow in Building Environments,  Building and Environment, 42(12): 4028-4033, 2007

23.    Xia Chunhai, Zhu Yingxin, Zhou Xiang. Application of Underground Pipe  System in Residential Building in Different Region. Journal of Harbin  Institute of Technology (New Series), 14(sup.): 348-351, 2007

24.    Gu Lijing, Gu Daojing, Lin Borong, Zhu Yingxin, Study on the effect of  different envelopes on life cycle environmental load of residential  buildings, Journal of Harbin Institute of Technology (New Series),  14(sup.): 431-434, 2007

25.    Chen Haibo, Zhu Yingxin, Energy saving and thermal comfort problems of  residential buildings which adopt concentrated HVAC system, Journal of  Harbin Institute of Technology (New Series), 14(sup.): 176-178, 2007

26.    Zhou Xiang, Ouyang Qin, Lin Guanjing, Zhu Yingxin, Impact of Dynamic  Airflow on Human Thermal Response, INDOOR AIR 16 (5): 348-355, 2006

27.    LI Liang, LI Xiaofeng, LIN Borong, Zhu Yingxin, Improved k-  two-equation turbulence model for canopy flow, Atmospheric Environment,  40 (4): 762-770, Feb. 2006

28.    Ouyang Qin, Dai Wei, Li Hongjun, Zhu Yingxin, Study on Dynamic  Characteristics of natural and mechanical wind in built environment  using spectral analysis, Building and Environment, 41 (4) 418-426, 2006

29.    Chunhai Xia, Yingxin Zhu, Haibo Chen, Zheng Han, GguohaiXu, A case study  of continuous commissioning of VAV system in China, Journal of Harbin  Institute of Technology (New Series), Oct . 2006

30.    Yingxin ZHU, Borong LIN, Sustainable Housing and Urban Construction in  China, Energy and Buildings, 36 (12): 1287-1297, Dec. 2004

31.    LIN Borong, TAN Gang, WANG Peng, SONG ling, ZHU Yingxin: Study on the  thermal performance of the Chinese traditional vernacular dwellings at  Wannan area in summer: field measurements and data analysis, Energy and  Buildings, 36 (1): 73-78, Jan. 2004

32.    Yingxin Zhu, Yinping Zhang, Gang Li, Fengjun Yang, Heat transfer  processes during an unfixed solid phase change material melting outside  a horizontal tube, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 40 (6):  550-563, June, 2001

33.    ZHANG Yinping, SU Yan, ZHU Yingxin, HU Xianxu, A general model for  analyzing the thermal performance of the heat charging and discharging  processes of latent heat thermal energy storage systems, Journal of  Solar Energy Engineering-Transactions of the ASME, 123 (3): 232-236 AUG  2001

34.    Yingxin Zhu, Yan Zhang, Modeling of Thermal Processes for Internal Melt  Ice-On-Coil Tank Including Water-Ice Density Difference,  Energy and  Buildings, 33 (4): 363-370, April 2001

35.    Yingxin Zhu, Yan Zhang, Dynamic Modeling of Encapsulated Ice Tank for  HVAC System Simulation, International Journal of HVAC & R Research, 6  (3): 213-228, July 2000

36.    Yanbing Kang, Yinping Zhang, Yi Jiang and Yingxin Zhu, A General Model  for Analyzing the Thermal Characteristics of a Class of Latent Heat  Thermal Energy Storage System, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 121  (4): 185-193, NOV 1999

37.    Nobuo Nakahara & Yingxin Zhu, The State of the Art on the Dynamic  Simulation of HVAC System and Its Significance (Japanese), Journal of  SHASE (Society of Heating, Air-conditioning, and Sanitation Engineering)  of Japan , 68 (3): 1-10, Mar 1994  

38.  Yingxin Zhu, Hideharu Niwa, Xiangyang Chen & Nobuo Nakahara, Study on  the Dynamic Behavior and Evaluation of Energy ×  Environment Performance in HAVC Reference System for BOFD(English),  Transactions of AIJ (Architecture Institute of Japan), No.461,  pp69-79,  July 1994


Keynote Speech and Invited Talks

1.    Natural ventilation and thermal comfort in dynamic thermal environments,  INDOOR AIR 2011, June 2011,  Austin, US

2.    Natural Ventilation and Dynamic Thermal Comfort, AIVC International  Conference 2010: Low Energy and Sustainable Ventilation Technologies for  Green Buildings, Oct. 2010, Seoul, Korea

3.    The Route to Sustainable development for China-Rethink on adaptability  of building energy efficient technologies, International Green Building  Conference, Oct. 2009, Singapore

4.    How developing countries find their own way to urban  sustainability.-Thinking from the building energy research in China,  International Symposium on Realizing Low Carbon Cities: Bridging science  and policy, Feb. 2009, Nagoya, Japan

5.    Buildings and Energy-Chinese Perspective, International  Forum-Integrating Climate Change Mitigation in Urban Development in  Asian Cities, Dec. 2007, Nagoya, Japan

6.    Air flow Fluctuation and Dynamic Thermal Environment, The 5th  International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (ISHVAC  2007), Sept. 2007, Beijing, China

7.    Sustainable Building Market Transformation in China-Chance and  Challenge, Int. Workshop on Strategic Market Transformation for the  Promotion of Sustainable Buildings, Dec. 2006, Tokyo, Japan

8.    Research and application of green building assessment system in China:  from GOBAS to GBAS, 6th International Symposium on  Architectural Interchanges in Asia, Oct. 2006, Daegu, Korea

9.    Development of Sustainable Building Rating System and Policy in China  (Keynote report), AIK 1st Korea-Japan-China international  conference, March, 2006, Seoul, Korea

10.  Green Building Development in China, Design 2005 Symposium-East Meets  West, April 2005, Nottingham, UK

11.  Airflow Fluctuation & Thermal Environment, Joint Symposium-New  Challenges in Building Services, Nov. 2005, Hong Kong

12.  Sustainable Building Development in China, 2nd International  Workshop on Sustainable Habitat Systems, Fukuoka, Japan, October 3-4,  2005

13.  GOBAS-China Green Olympic Building Assessment System, The  6th International Conference on Eco-Balance, 25-27 Oct.,  2004, Tsukuba, Japan

14.  Tsinghua Green Building Research Center-A Low Energy Demo Building, 2004  Asia-Pacific Conference of International Solar Energy Society, Oct.  2004, Gwangju, Korea

15.  Airflow fluctuations and thermal environment: A literature review, The 4th  international Symposium on HVAC (ISHVAC’03), Beijing, China, Oct. 2003

16.  Educating and Training of HVAC Engineers and Technicians in China, The 7th International Energy Agency Conference on Heat Pump Technologies,  May 2002, Beijing, China



1.      Yingxin Zhu et al, Built Environment (3th edition), China  Architecture & Building Press, 2010

2.      Yingxin Zhu et al, Built Environment (2nd edition), China  Architecture & Building Press, 2005

3.      Borong Lin, Yi Jiang, Yingxin Zhu, Residential Building Energy  Conservation, China Architecture & Building Press, 2006

4.     Yi  Jiang, Yingxin Zhu et al, Green Olympic Building Assessment System,  China Architecture & Building Press, 2003

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