Interview with CBE Researcher (and new ASHRAE Fellow!) Fred Bauman

Project Scientist Fred Bauman recently received the ASHRAE Fellow award, a recognition for those who have distinguished themselves in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. His contributions to ASHRAE and the broader industry are based on the extensive research on underfloor air distribution (UFAD) that he directed at CBE, leading to deeper knowledge and guidance for these advanced HVAC systems. More recently, he has led a similar effort within CBE to address thermally massive radiant systems. Learn more about his research and what he has been working on over the past 30+ years at UC Berkeley. Read more

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Symposium on the Changing Face of ZNE and Responsible Grid Citizenship: October 17, 2018

California is one step closer to implementing the 2019 Title-24 Energy Standards, a formula for Zero Net Energy (ZNE) for residential buildings and more stringency for non-residential buildings on the path to 2030. The implementation path for ZNE, the metrics used, and the discussion around impacts to the utility infrastructure have all evolved quickly.  Read more