Xuan Luo

Xuan Luo

Senior Scientific Engineering Associate
(510) 486-5578


Ms. Xuan Luo is a Scientific Engineering Associate with the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division. She works as a member of EnergyPlus development team since 2016, engaging in the development of new features to enhance EnergyPlus for building energy modeling. She also engaged in the Multiscale Coupled Urban Systems under the DOE Office of Science's Exascale Computing Project, developing, running and testing a co-simulation platform for urban system models on high-performance computers. She contributed to the development of of the City Building Energy Saver (CityBES), a web-based platform to support the urban system researches, and Commercial Building Energy Saver (CBES), a web-based tool for energy benchmarking, electric load shape analysis, and retrofit analysis. She also works on occupant behavior research and is the lead developer of a building occupancy simulation tool Occupancy Simulator.

EnergyPlus https://github.com/NREL/EnergyPlus

Multiscale Coupled Urban Systems https://www.exascaleproject.org/project/urban-multiscale-coupled-urban-systems/

Occupancy Simulator, http://occupancysimulator.lbl.gov

City Building Energy Saver (CityBES), http://citybes.lbl.gov

Commercial Building Energy Saver (CBES), http://cbes.lbl.gov

Commercial Building Energy Saver Pro, http://cbespro.lbl.gov



Architecture Engineering, Master, Carnegie Mellon University, 2014-2016
Architecture Engineering, Bachelor, Tsinghua University, China, 2010-2014


2019 R&D 100 Award: Commercial Building Energy Saver -  October 30th 2019

The Commercial Building Energy Saver (CBES), a software toolkit that enables equitable access to building deep retrofit and zero-net energy strategies for these buildings, won a 2019 R&D 100 Award in the software/services category.

The development team includes Berkeley Lab researchers Sang Hoon Lee, Xuan Luo, Kaiyu Sun, Tianzhen Hong, Cynthia Regnier, Mary Ann Piette (all pictured left to right), Yixing Chen, Rongpeng Zhang, Sarah C. Taylor-Lange, and Philip Price. The project was supported by the California Energy Commission and the Department of Energy.