MS student in Building Science


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

Yuming Xu is an MS student in the Building Science, Technology, and Sustainability program at UC Berkeley. In September 2019, he joined CBE as a graduate student researcher and has been working on the California Energy Product Evaluation Hub project to evaluate advanced thermostats’ performance and usability. In his master thesis, funded by The Green Initiative Fund, he corrected the VAV boxes minimum airflow setpoints in one campus building and analyzed the quantitative metric of energy savings. Yuming was recently awarded the 2020 Eric Thor Andresen Memorial Scholarship from ASHRAE Golden Gate Chapter.

Before joining CBE, he received his BS in Civil Engineering from UC Davis in 2019. He was working as an undergraduate student research assistant at the Western Cooling Efficiency Center on controls-based integration of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) and Indirect Evaporative Cooling (IEC) as well as cost-optimized commercial zero net energy building modeling.

He is LEED AP and WELL AP accredited, and he holds EIT in civil engineering. His research focuses on evaluating advanced integrated HVAC systems and using building energy simulation and smart building technologies to improve both energy performance of buildings and indoor environment quality.