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An experienced, multi-disciplinary team

  • building technology and model predictive control

  • electric system markets and operations

  • energy regulation and policy

  • cybersecurity

Gregor P. Henze, PhD., P.E.
Chief Science Officer

Gregor P. Henze, Ph.D., P.E. is a Professor and holds the C.V. Schelke Chair in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado.  His teaching focuses on the building energy systems side of architectural engineering, i.e., thermal environmental engineering, HVAC and refrigeration systems, design of energy efficient buildings, building control and automation systems, data science for building engineering applications, and sustainable building design. His research emphasizes model-based predictive optimal control and model-free reinforcement learning control of building energy systems, building thermal mass refrigeration systems, model-based benchmarking of building operational performance, whole-building fault detection and diagnosis, control strategies for mixed-mode buildings that incorporate both natural and mechanical ventilation, uncertainty quantification of occupant behavior and its impact, human presence detection, energy analytics and decision analysis as well as the integration of building energy system operations with the electric grid system.


He is the primary author of more than 150 research articles, four of which have received best paper awards, and received two patents with another pending.  He received the 2011 Colorado Cleantech Industry Association's Research and Commercialization Award.  Professor Henze is a professional mechanical engineer, certified high-performance building design professional (HBDP), member of ASHRAE, editorial board member for Journal Building Performance Simulation, Associate Director of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute for the area of energy systems integration, joint professor at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, collaborating with the power systems engineering and building research groups, as well as co-founder and chief scientist of QCoefficient, Inc., a startup developing real-time optimal control solutions for grid-interactive efficient buildings.

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