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Recent News

Dr. Bing Dong is included as IBPSA fellow

BESTLab welcome three new PhD students joining the lab: Ji Zhou (M.S. from Syracuse University), Yiting Yang (M.S. from Tongji University) and Yongjun jin (M.S. from Tianjing University)

BESTLab published a new paper on Quantum Computing. It is the first paper in Building Performance Simulation to explore using Quantum Computing to solve building control problem.

BESTLab is awarded a few new projects from NYSERDA, DOE and NSF. Please check the projects page.

May. 2020 
New Projects Awarded - Two new projects were awarded to BEST Lab, "NYSERDA Energy to Lead Competition" and "Campus as Laboratory Project 1 and 2".

Apr. 2020
New Project Awarded - BEST Lab has been awarded a new project funded by ASHRAE. More

Apr. 2020
New Research Facilities - The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department at SU is planning to build two lab homes. More

Feb. 2020
New Project Awarded - BEST Lab has been awarded a new project funded by ASHRAE. More

Jan. 2020
Graduate Research Assistants Wanted - Dr. Bing Dong is recruiting two PhD students as graduate research assistants in BEST Lab. More

About Us

Built Environment Science & Technology (BEST) Lab is an interdisciplinary research group within Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, at Syracuse University focusing on design and implementation of advanced building controls, modeling and simulation of building energy supply and demand systems, indoor environment quality (IEQ), and human behaviors, and Fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) of HVAC systems. Our research spans the fields of mechanical engineering, computer science, architecture, electrical engineering, and operations research.