Gregor P. Henze, Ph.D., P.E.
Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder
Professor Gregor Henze has 22 years of industry technical and academic research experience developing new technology to improve building energy efficiency. He earned his Ph.D. in civil engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder (UCB) in 1995, and his dissertation addressed optimal control of thermal energy storage systems. After 5 years in the building control and automation industry, Gregor Henze began his academic career in engineering for the last 15 years, currently serving as professor of architectural engineering at UCB. His research includes model predictive optimal control of building energy systems and building thermal mass, control strategies for mixed-mode buildings that incorporate both natural and mechanical ventilation, uncertainty quantification of occupant behavior and its impact, occupancy detection using distributed sensor networks as well as the integration of building energy system operations with the electric grid system.
In 2010, Gregor Henze has been named Fellow of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute between UCB and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Moreover, he holds the appointment of Joint Professor at NREL where he collaborates actively with the Commercial Buildings Research Group on energy efficiency, net zero energy buildings, renewable energy integration, and energy analytics. He is a professional mechanical engineer, a certified high-performance building design professional (HBDP), a member of the American Society of Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and Associate Editor for the American Society of Mechanical Engineer’s Journal of Solar Energy Engineering and Elsevier’s Renewable Energy.