Liping Wang




Building Energy Modeling


B.S.                          Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, China        2001

M.S.                         Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, China        2003

Ph.D.                        National University of Singapore                                              2007


Dr. Wang is an Associate Professor (Tenured) in Civil and Architectural Engineering at the University of Wyoming. Her research interests are in the areas of building performance modeling, fault detection and diagnosis for HVAC systems, energy efficiency for indoor agriculture, and resource-efficient and resilient urban systems. Dr. Wang joined GARD as a part-time Engineer and her involvement with GARD includes EnergyPlus bug fixes, user support, and EnergyPlus speedup. She has over ten years of experience with EnergyPlus.

Before she joined the University of Wyoming, she was a research staff for four years in the Department of Building Technologies at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her postdoctoral research at Cardiff University, United Kingdom focused on zero energy building design with energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies.

She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Sustainability Technologies and Assessment (Elsevier) and the Journal of Frontiers in Sustainable Design and Construction. She published ~50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Her research projects were sponsored by National Science Foundation, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Laura Jane Musser Foundation, Wyoming State Energy Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Iddio, E., L. Wang, Y. Thomas, G. V. McMorrow, and A. Denzer, “Energy Efficient Operation and Energy Modeling of Greenhouses: A Literature Review,” Journal of Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2020. Volume 117.

Wang, L, G. V. McMorrow, X. Zhou, and Z. O’Neill, “Assessing the Validity, Reliability, and Practicality of ASHRAE’s Performance Measurement Protocols (ASHRAE Research Project 1702).” Science and Technology for the Built Environment. 2019. Volume 25. Issue 4.

Wang, L., R. Kubichek, and X. Zhou, “Adaptive Learning-based Data-driven Models for Predicting Hourly Building Energy Use.” Energy and Buildings. 2018. Volume 159.

Karami, M. and L. Wang, “Particle Swarm Optimization for Control Operation of an All-Variable Speed Water-Cooled Chiller Plant.” Applied Thermal Engineering. 2018. Volume 130.

Wang, L., X. Liu, and H. Y. Brown, “Prediction of the Impacts of Climate Change on Energy Consumption for a Medium-Size Office Building with Two Climate Models.” Energy and Buildings. 2017. Volume 157.

Wang, L. and S. Greenberg, “Window Operation and Impacts on Building Energy Consumption.” Energy and Buildings. 2015. Volume 92.

Wang, L., S. Greenberg, J. Fiegel, et al. “Monitoring-based HVAC Commissioning of an Existing Office Building for Energy Efficiency.” Applied Energy. 2013. Volume 102.

Wang, L., P. Mathew, and X. Pang, “Uncertainties of Building Energy Consumption Introduced by Building Operations, Occupancy and Weather Data for a Middle Size Office Building.” Energy and Buildings. 2012. Volume 53.

Wang, L, P. Haves, and F. Buhl, “An Improved Simple Chilled Water Cooling Coil Model,” Proceedings SimBuild2012, August 1-3, 2012, Madison, WI.


ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers),

Subcommittee chair for “Fault Detection and Diagnostics” of ASHRAE TC7.5 “Smart Building Systems,”

Voting member of ASHRAE SPC207 “Laboratory Method of Test of Fault Detection and Diagnostics for Air-side Economizers,”

Voting member of ASHRAE TC4.7 “Energy Calculations.”

IBPSA (International Building Performance Simulation Association)