Invited Talk Profile: “Urban Energy Science and High Performance Computing” by LBNL’s Mary Ann Piette

Pesenter: Mary Ann Piette from Lawrence Berkley National Lab (LBNL)

Time: Wednesday, November 14th, 4:15pm-5pm

Location: Exhibit Hall B


“Urban Energy Science and High Performance Computing” will cover current research to evaluate how to reduce energy use in cities and report on progress of exascale computing funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Several national laboratories are conducting this work.

Cities in the U.S. consume 70% of total energy use and drive economic activities. Research to model energy in cities includes the use of common data standards to describe the physical systems in cities as well as building energy models and how buildings influence the local climate.

This presentation will review the status of energy models for city energy use and how cities are using these models. The talk will describe how these models are being integrated to include transportation, buildings, human activity, and weather. Progress on task grouping to reduce computing resources will also be reported.

About the Speaker:

Mary Ann Piette

Mary Ann Piette is a Senior Scientist and Director of the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division at LBNL. She oversees LBNL’s building energy research activities with the U.S. Department of Energy and more than 25 other R&D sponsors.

She is also the Director of the Demand Response Research Center. Piette’s work involves developing and evaluating new technology and building components, controls, operations, simulation, whole building and electric load shape analysis and behavior.

She is also lead researcher at LBNL on the automated demand response technology. Piette has authored over 90 peer-reviewed publications related to energy efficiency and demand response and has worked at LBNL since 1983.

She has a MS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and a Licentiate in Building Services Engineering from the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.

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