Gregor P. Henze

Title: Professor
Group: Building Systems Engineering
Office: ECCE 242 and Fleming 311 (RASEI)
Phone: 303-492-1094
E-mail: gregor.henze@colorado.edu

Education:

  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 1991.
  • Dipl.-Ing. (Diplom-Ingenieur) in Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Berlin, Germany, 1992.
  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Building Systems), University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1995.

Website: http://spot.colorado.edu/~henze

Honors and Distinctions:

  • Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) 2013 Conference Best Paper Award
  • University of Colorado CEAE Department Distinguished Achievement Award 2012
  • Colorado Cleantech Industry Association Research and Commercialization Award 2011
  • University of Colorado CEAE Department Research Development Award 2011
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) Founding Fellow and Executive Committee Member 2010
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering Holling Family Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovative Use of Instructional Technology 2006
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering Holling Family Teaching Award 2006
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award 2006
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): Best Paper Award, Interna­tional Solar Energy Conference 2004, Portland, Oregon.
  • UNL College of Engineering Faculty Fellowship for 2003 and 2004
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): Best Paper Award, Na­tional Solar Energy Conference 2002, Reno, Nevada
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE): New Investiga­tor Award for the year 2001 (one per year)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): Best Paper Award, Interna­tional Solar Energy Conference 1996, San Antonio, Texas
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas: Winner of Energy Predictor Shootout II in team ef­fort with Robert H. Dodier, 1995
  • William Fulbright Scholarship for graduate study at Oregon State University 1990 – 1991

Professional Affiliations:

  • International Building Performance Simulation Association
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers
  • VDI (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure): International member TGA (Building Energy Systems)

Interests:

  • Building/grid integration
  • Model-based predictive optimal control and model-free reinforcement learning control of building energy systems and building thermal mass,
  • Model-based benchmarking of building operational performance,
  • Whole-building fault detection and diagnosis,
  • Building occupancy detection using distributed sensor belief networks,
  • Design and control strategies for mixed-mode buildings that incorporate both natural and mechanical ventilation
  • Low-exergy building energy systems for continental climates,
  • Zero energy buildings
  • Time series prediction and forecasting
  • Distributed generation systems