Kristen Cetin is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Austin, in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, in the Building Energy and Environment Group. She is also a licensed professional engineer and a LEED professional. Her research focuses on the use smart grid-connected technologies to reduce building energy use and peak loads, and assessing their effects on building occupants and the indoor environment.
SMART TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED BUILDING ENERGY AND PEAK LOAD REDUCTION AND THEIR EFFECTS ON OCCUPANTS AND THE INDOOR ENVIRONMENT
Building operations consume approximately 72% of electricity in the United States, and are responsible for over 70% of the peak demand on the electric grid, particularly in warm climates. The increasing deployment of technologies such as smart meters, home energy management systems (HEMS), and smart home-connected sensors and devices and their associated data provide an opportunity for data-driven operation and evaluation of the performance of buildings and their systems. This is particularly important as we face challenges in energy price fluctuations, distributed and renewable energy grid integration, and climate variability. More
Dr. Scott Levin, Director and Leadership Council Chair of the Systems Institute, will be participating in the Rising to the Challenge event in Chicago on June 25, 6pm at the Trump International Hotel. Rising to the Challenge is an effort to raise $4.5 billion, primarily to support students, faculty, research, and interdisciplinary solutions to some of humanity’s most important problems.
Join your fellow Hopkins alumni, parents, students, and friends to tell us what you think face to face! https://rising.jhu.edu/chicago