Building Performance Simulation Lab

Building Performance Simulation Lab locates in the School of Mechanical Engineering fo Tongji University, directed by Prof. Yiqun Pan. The whole research group consists of 3 tutors, 6 PhD candidates and 7 MSc candidates. Main research areas include: Building Performance Simulation & System Emulation, Load Leveling & Distributed Energy System Optimization, Human Behaviour in Building Operation, Big Data & Energy Management System.

Yiqun Pan

IBPSA Fellow | ASHRAE Member | ASME Member
Ph.D., Full professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering, Tongji University.
Post-doctoral researcher (2002), Center for Building Performance & Diagnostics, Carnegie Mellon University (USA)
Ph.D. (1992-1997) Heating Ventilation, Gas Supplying and Air-conditioning, Tongji University, Shanghai, China


Building Performance Simulation & System Emulation
Load Leveling & Distributed Energy System
Human Behaviour in Building Operation
Big Data & Energy Management System


Airflow management and energy saving potentials at a high-density data center with stepped-like server placement

Xiaolei Yuan, Yumin Liang, Yiqun Pan, Risto Kosonen, Yu Wang. International Journal of Green Energy, 2021-12

A Comprehensive Evaluation Method for Air-Conditioning System Plants Based on Building Performance Simulation and Experiment Information

Yan Lyu, Yiqun Pan, Xiaolei Yuan, Mingya Zhu, Zhizhong Huang, Risto Kosonen. Buildings, 2021-11

A non-cooperative game-based distributed optimization method for chiller plant control

Shiyao Li, Yiqun Pan, Zhizhong Huang. Building Simulation, 2021-11

Intersecting heuristic adaptive strategies, building design and energy saving intentions when facing discomfort environment: A cross-country analysis

Chien-Fei Chen, Marilena De Simone, Selin Yilmaz, Xiaojing Xu, Zhe Wang, Tianzhen Hong, Yiqun Pan. Building and Environment, 2021-10

Evaluating the impact of shading from surrounding buildings on heating/ cooling energy demands of different community forms

Haijing Liu, Yiqun Pan, Yikun Yang, Zhizhong Huang. Building and Environment, 2021-09

State-of-the-art Technology and Advanced Application of Building Performance Modeling

This book focuses on the most recent research work, softwares and relevant applications in the field of building performance simulation. The three-part book is a guide for those who are already envolved in this industry and prepared for a deep dive in various topics more cutting-edge and theoretical. Starting with introductions to basic math model like physical model and data-driven model theoretically, the book then briefs tools to fulfill the needs of various simulation tasks, concerning BIM application, parametric design and cloud compute supports... The third and the last part of the book goes deep into some buzz topics in this field: human behaviour in building operation, simulation assisted green building labeling, load prediction on urban scale, HVAC system simulation commisssioning, demand reponse, co-simulation, object-oriented simulation and so on. Cases are studied in conjunction with each method introduced.


Room A441, School of Mechanical Engineering, Tongji University
No.4800 Caoan Rd., Shanghai