CGBC Research & Innovation Talk: Building Energy Forecasting for Operation Optimization

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities will present a series of Research & Innovation Talks. Given by members of the CGBC Research Team, talks will highlight and discuss projects underway at the Center.

On Tuesday, April 5th, Xiwang Li will presenton: “Building Energy Forecasting for Operation Optimization and Fault Detection.”

10:00 am – 11:00am
20 Sumner Road, Room 1D
Refreshments will be provided.
Talks are open to members of the Harvard community. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Jeff Fitton ([email protected]).

Xiwang Li, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Fellow »

xiwang_web2Xiwang’s research focuses on building energy system modeling and operation optimization, fault detection and diagnostics, as well as building to grid interactions. His recent research includes developing hybrid methods for fault detection and diagnostics in building energy systems, and developing energy management strategies for smart buildings and distributed energy systems. Prior to joining the CGBC, he received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Drexel University. For his dissertation, entitled “Net-zero Building Cluster Simulations and On-line Energy Forecasting for Adaptive Control and Real-Time Decisions”, he developed an autonomous, robust framework for adaptive control and real-time decision for a Net-zero building cluster. Xiwang has also worked at Siemens, where he developed embedded model predictive controllers for smart buildings with energy storage systems.