PhD student in Building Science


Center for the Built Environment
390 Wurster Hall #1839, Berkeley CA 94720-1839

Carlos Duarte is a PhD candidate in the Building Science program at UC Berkeley. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho in 2011, and his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho-Boise in 2013. During his MS studies and beyond, he worked for the Integrated Design Lab in Boise, Idaho, on projects that ranged from measurement and verification, calibration of existing buildings, and consulting on energy codes using whole building energy simulation tools. His research interests include radiant heating and cooling, occupant behavior impact on building energy consumption, ‘big data’ energy analysis, and energy modeling. At Berkeley, Carlos is focused on investigating chiller-less cooling designs by coupling radiant systems to evaporative cooling towers, redefining the space cooling load so it can be applicable to all-air and radiant systems, and developing simplified tools for radiant system design.