Jon joined NREL in 2009 and works in the Building Energy Science group. Jon’s area of expertise is residential heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems (HVAC), including installation quality, cold-climate heat pumps, dehumidification systems, high-performance home cooling loads, occupant thermal comfort, and building energy modeling.
Prior to working at NREL, Jon was a faculty research assistant in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Maryland, where he co-led the development effort of vapor compression system simulation and optimization software used by HVAC manufacturers.
Residential heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and dehumidification systems
Residential air conditioner and heat pump installation quality
High-performance home cooling and dehumidification loads
Cold-climate heat pumps
Occupant thermal comfort
Building energy modeling
Residential equipment performance mapping
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland
B.S. Integrated Science and Technology, James Madison University
Effect of occupant behavior on peak cooling and dehumidification loads in typical and high-efficiency homes, Energy and Buildings (2019)
Effect of occupant behavior and air-conditioner controls on humidity in typical and high-efficiency homes, Energy and Buildings (2018)
Field measurement of moisture-buffering model inputs for residential buildings, Energy and Buildings (2016)
Procedures for calculating residential dehumidification loads, NREL Technical Report (2016)