Welcome to Texas A&M Building Energy And HVAC & R Research Group!
Buildings consumed 40% of the energy and represented 40% of the carbon emissions in the United States. This is more than any other sector of the U.S. economy, including transportation and industry. Enhancing building efficiency represents one of the easiest, most immediate and most cost-effective ways to reduce energy consumption while keeping buildings sustainable and healthy. Dr. Zheng O’Neill and her research group are doing something about that by exploring fundamental challenges and emerging technologies for smart and healthy buildings.
Multiple fully funded Ph.D. positions are available starting from Spring 2021 or later. Please check this flyer for details.
Aug. 2021. Dr. O’Neill has been named a Fellow of The International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA).
July. 2021. Dr. O’Neill has been named a Fellow of The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
May. 2021. With the support from TEES SEED Grants for Infrastructure, we are exploiting Increasing Texas Residential Building Resilience under Extreme Weather Conditions.
Mar. 2021. Check the wonderful presentations in our 1st workshop of IN2WIBE (Link) out. Thanks to our guest speakers Drs. Esther M. Sternberg (Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine), Andrew K. Persily (National Institute of Standards and Technology), Jie Zhao (Delos), and Joseph G. Allen (Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health).
Feb. 2021. The 1st workshop of IN2WIBE is to be held online on March 11th and 12th 2021. More details in this flyer.
Dec. 2020. Dr. Zheng O’Neill received the Texas A&M Engineering Genesis Award for Multidisciplinary Research.
Nov. 2020. The paper entitled “Ten questions concerning occupant health in buildings during normal operations and extreme events including the COVID-19 pandemic” by the IN2WIBE team has been published on Building and Environment. Check the link for more details.
July. 2020. The web page for our DOE Securing Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings (GEB) through Cyber Defense and Resilient System (CYDRES) was launched.
July. 2020. The web page for our DOE Building America Project was launched.
July. 2020. Texas A&M Today featured our DOE Securing Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings (GEB) through Cyber Defense and Resilient System (CYDRES) on their daily news. Click for the article.
May. 2020. EurekAlert, an online science news service of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) , introduced our NSF RAPID Project – Smart Ventilation Control May Reduce Infection Risk for COVID-19 in Public Buildings. Click for the article.
May. 2020. Texas A&M College of Engineering and Texas A&M Today featured our NSF RAPID Project – Smart Ventilation Control May Reduce Infection Risk for COVID-19 in Public Buildings on their daily news.
Apr. 2020. With the support from the NSF AccelNet IN2WIBE (An International Network of Networks for Well-being in the Built Environment) team, we have developed a survey to study How Work from Home Affects Well-being During COVID-19. Please consider providing your valuable inputs and helping us to understand how occupants’ well-being in residential buildings has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr. 2020. New grant from NSF: RAPID: Smart Ventilation Control May Reduce Infection Risk for COVID-19 in Public Buildings (NSF# 2029690).
Mar. 2020. We are starting an ASHRAE Unsolicited Research Project 1883-URP, “Development of the ASHRAE Global Occupant Database”, which is in collaboration with Syracuse University (lead) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).
Feb. 2020. New grant from the DOE Building Technologies Office: Securing Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings (GEB) through Cyber Defense and Resilient System (CYDRES).
Feb. 2020. New grant (led by Drexel University) from DOE Building Technologies Office: Hardware-in-the-loop Laboratory Performance Verification of Flexible Building Equipment in a Typical Commercial Building.
Feb. 2020. Dr. O’Neill’s group presented the progress on the simulation infrastructure development of the ARPA-E SENSOR project on the ASHRAE 2020 Winter Meeting in Orlando, FL.
Jan. 2020. The website for our NSF IN2WIBE project was launched. Check it out: IN2WIBE!
Jan. 2020. Dr. Zheng O’Neill and her research group joined the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University!